4 januari 2010

Petitie: Stop de socialisering van verliezen!

De Nederlandse en Britse overheden trachten de IJslandse bevolking 12.000 euro per inwoner te doen betalen voor de fouten die IJslandse overheden en bankiers in het verleden gemaakt hebben. Daarom hebben enkele libertariƫrs een petitie gelanceerd waarmee u kunt aangeven dat u het daar niet mee eens bent. Voor fouten en schade dienen de schuldigen vervolgd te worden en dienen zij de schade die velen geleden hebben, te vergoeden. Het socialiseren van bepaalde verliezen op de ganse samenleving moet stoppen!

Paul Buitinck en Hub Jongen, twee leidende lichten achter de succesvolle Nederlandse libertarische weblog "De Vrijspreker", stuurden mij gisteren dit bericht door: "Wij hopen dat u nu deze petitie tekent, en dat u ook zoveel mogelijk anderen op deze mogelijkheid wijst. Mondeling, via uw blogs of door dit bericht door te sturen." Ik deel hun bezorgdheid in deze zaak en geef dan ook graag een goed vervolg aan hun vraag om aan hun petitie enige ruchtbaarheid te geven. Ik tekende die natuurlijk ook zelf al. De tekst die bij deze internationale petitie bijgevoegd is, gaat als volgt:
To Mr. Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Mr. Wouter Bos, Secretary of the Treasury of The Netherlands

WE THE UNDERSIGNED,

Hereby petition the above officials to withdraw their claim that all the people of Iceland should be held responsible for the mistakes made by officials and bankers of the involved countries with regard to the demise of Landsbanki/Icesave.

RELEVANT FACTS:

This petition is created by Dutch libertarian blog www.vrijspreker.nl that speaks out for individual liberty and opposes abuse by the state. It is important that all morally responsible people, especially in UK and Holland, show to the Icelandic people that we support them and are explicitly not supporting our government in their decision.

Total amount claimed by The Netherlands and UK amounts to 3.8 euro billion. Since Iceland only has 320,000 inhabitants, this results in a staggering 12,000 euro per inhabitant. Apart from the fact that the legal basis is very weak, the claims have no moral or ethical foundation and will lead to the robbing and prolonged suffering of ordinary citizens such as elderly, hard working laborers, children and disabled, all of them not being involved in the failings of Landsbanki/Icesave whatsoever.

Instead the governments of The Netherlands and UK should focus on finding and bringing to justice all involved bankers, officials and regulators.

The Icelandic parliament has narrowly approved the payment plan with Dutch and UK governments with only 33 of 63 members. The people of Iceland are however increasingly against the bill. Polls suggest that 70 per cent is against it. Also more than 56,000 people have already signed a petition, handed over to the president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson.

Mister Grimsson has now asked for some time to consider the bill, which will only be effected once he signed it. Should he not sign the bill, the bill will be left to a referendum.

THE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THE UK AND DUTCH OFFICIALS:

1) To respect fundamental ethical and moral values and to drop their excessive claims of in total 3.8 billion euro on the government and therefore ordinary citizens of Iceland, and 2) to find and bring to justice all involved bankers, companies and government officials.

Yours Sincerely,
The Undersigned.

De petitie tegen de socialisering van deze verliezen kan via deze link bekeken en ondertekend worden. En als we dan toch over petities bezig zijn, had ik ook graag wat reclame gemaakt voor dit online-initiatief om de politieke vervolging van Geert Wilders te stoppen.

3 Comments:

At 5/1/10 21:28, Anonymous Anoniem said...

Wat een onzin petitie. Nu heeft de NL en GB belastingbetaler dit voor z'n kiezen gekregen. De Ijslandbewoner zadelt de NL en GB bewoner met hun schuld op.

R. van Rijn

 
At 6/1/10 05:48, Anonymous Peter T said...

I congratulate the people of Iceland to their decision NOT to make this bailout into law, at least not yet.

 
At 6/1/10 21:10, Anonymous Anoniem said...

The reason the Icelandic banks were allowed to enter other European countries was based on agreements with their elected governments about guaranteeing the savings.

What a ridiculous argument that everybody has to pay for the mistakes of a few.

They (the Icelandic people) voted in their government. They were BRAGGING about how well they were doing all over the world with their banks.

And now that things go wrong they refuse to take responsibility and they want to force other people that 'had nothing to do with it' to pay the bill?

Why should the Dutch pay??

 

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