Our rightist government managed to knock over an inside wall with tweezers as the family of the terrorist looked on and laughed. Yet, the same government displayed amazing perseverance and thoroughness when it came to destroying entire Jewish neighborhoods because somebody there built one meter of his home on ownerless land.
Now that the scent of elections is on the horizon, Ayelet Shaked passed a bill through the Ministers Committee for internal exile of terrorists’ families. It is clear to everyone from the start that the bill will never become law and will certainly never be implemented.
But don’t worry. They are not guilty. The attorney general, the deputy attorney general, and the High Court – it’s their fault.
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On the economic front, Finance Minister Kachlon is trying as hard as he can to do damage control. Major price hikes are expected soon. The social MKs forgot to tell us that there is a price for their social bills and that, ultimately, we have to pay it.
Israel needs a law that says that any proposed bill that entails a government expenditure should include an explanation of how the bill will be funded.
It is interesting to see Kachlon’s reaction to the expected price hikes. He is trying to fight the increased price for electricity (a government company) by leaving the prices as they are. This will deepen the Electric Company’s debt, but on the other hand, it will be the next Finance Minister’s problem.
Kachlon is trying to stop the increase in the price of bread by giving 18 million NIS to the bakeries. Where will this money come from? From the public. There is no other way.
The most interesting of Kachlon’s responses is the one to the expected price hike on staple products. He is threatening to remove duties and allow imports if the prices rise. In other words, he believes that removal of duties and opening the market to imports will lower prices.
So why doesn’t he simply open up the market to imports – without waiting for a price hike?