Lapid touts his budget as socially just, says previous governments caved to interest groups

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 25, 2014 10:33

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Finance Minister Yair Lapid touted his 2015 budget as socially just as opposed to the budgets passed by previous governments who he said caved to special interests.

Speaking at the Sderot Conference, Lapid said, "A social budget is a budget that serves society, and no one else. This is a budget that, for a change, was not dictated by interest groups that took over the Likud Central committee and infiltrated other old parties as well."

He added: "The previous governments did not pass social budgets because they gave in to all of these people who had become close to them or those that would vote for them in the primaries."


Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Report: Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports

By REUTERS