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by fraggle092
Mon May 11, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Considering many small businesses seem to contribute more in tax than Jumbo, that ought to be where more money could come from. I doubt it though. Huh?.... as a (very) small business owner, the government extracts money from me in two main ways: via IVA, and on my profits. But like a lot of enterpr...
by fraggle092
Sun May 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

41southchile wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:43 pm
For a country such as Chile to be dishing out 100s of millions USD in bonos to its citizens is something that would have been unthinkable and impossible just a generation or two ago.
And probably unsustainable long term.
by fraggle092
Sun May 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Let’s get Piñera to stick his hands in his pockets. He’s worth almost $3 billion. Which works out at around CLP $2,500 Bn. But the Socialist and Communist parties between them, while admittedly not in the same league as Piñera, have declared over CLP $12 Billion in assets. They don't talk about muc...
by fraggle092
Sat May 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

It is pretty disgusting how much they earn and they’re giving what, a bono of 50 lucas to a small percentage of the population. Yeah, a pay reduction wouldn't make much difference to the national finances,but it would at least set an example. The Mayoress of Providencia, Evelyn Matthei, who seems t...
by fraggle092
Sat May 09, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

This parliamentary discussion has generated more heat than light. At one stage there was talk of removing parliamentary power to set their own pay, and to transfer it to the ADP, a government body. Now they are just haggling over who gets to set some interim unspecified reduction (that will be less ...
by fraggle092
Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Where's the idiot bearded mad-eyed Marxist Gutiérrez who openly supported the violence sin verguenza? Its only a sample culled from a pic.....there are a great many more that could have been included. Florcita Motuda (who also voted against the pay cut) immediately comes to my mind. :) I see that G...
by fraggle092
Sat May 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

The article lists which parties voted against the project, although they work on the assumption that the reader is familiar with Chilean politics. They could've been clearer. Well yes, its helps to have have at least a little knowledge. :roll: Forumites, here's a little test. Try to identify the 20...
by fraggle092
Fri May 08, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Just be aware that they left the juicy part out of that law: the parliamentary assignations won't be affected.
Its good to know all the details...
by fraggle092
Fri May 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

To be honest, I did cherry pick with CADEM, as their results are often contradictory, even within the same survey. Rather than indicating manipulation, I believe that it tends to show the confused and wishful thinking of those being polled. But the political approval ratings have steadily decreased ...
by fraggle092
Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

Presumably most or all of those that voted against that law were not saying that you can burn a bus and go free but rather that there shouldn't be such harsh punishment for people using graffiti as a form of political protest, or in agreement with protecting public transport but not with the specif...
by fraggle092
Thu May 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact
Replies: 565
Views: 51816

Re: The Chile Economy, Social Crisis and Virus Impact

https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/chile/2020/05/07/ruptura-de-paz-social-buscan-crear-delito-que-castigue-el-solo-hecho-de-andar-en-turba-violenta.shtml The new legislative initiative, a.k.a. "Ruptura de paz social", aims to sanction those who participate in any "violent agglomeration", ...
by fraggle092
Tue May 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Chile Crisis, Emergencies, Disasters
Topic: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile
Replies: 1586
Views: 69176

Re: coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chile

admin wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:25 am
what is your question?
My thoughts exactly :)