Likud MKs call to slash elected officials' salaries by 10%

April 10, 2013 14:05


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With major government cutbacks on the horizon, Likud Beytenu politicians called for ministers' and MKs' salaries to be cut this week.

If the pay of all MKs and ministers, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, is cut by 10 percent, as Yisrael Beytenu has suggested, the government would save close to NIS 5,700,000 annually.

On Tuesday, following a meeting of Yisrael Beytenu ministers, Liberman said his party will back Finance Minister Yair Lapid's budget and allow him to do what he thinks is best for the Israeli economy.

"There is no doubt its easier to give advice than be the person who has to make decisions, and much easier to criticize than take responsibility. We will not behave that way," he stated, calling for politicians to behave responsibly in dealing with the budget.

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