Tuesday, January 10, 2006

All of the Islamic regimes government employees live under the poverty line

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzzi.
ILNA, the regime-run news agency reports that the Society of Aid Workers announced that in view of that the Islamic regime itself has set the poverty line at approximately $280 per month, it seems that all government employees therefore live under the poverty line.

Mostafa Aqlima, the spokesman for the Society of Aid Workers said: "The fixed salary for civil servants is approximately $146 a month though this amount is clearly farther below the designated poverty line; hence a noticeable majority of these employees face great hardships. This is therefore tantamount to further poverty, bribery, addiction, divorce, runaway children and prostitution. At present all household expenses have increased by 200% while salaries have only increased by 30%. Twenty five percent of these employees have no health insurance or other forms of benefits and if they lose their jobs, that's it; they have no safety-net whatsoever, leading them into all kinds of social misfortunes."