Students to PM: Don't adopt Trajtenberg recommendations

October 1, 2011 23:44


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The National Student Union on Saturday turned to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the government, requesting that they not approve the report submitted by the Trajtenberg Committee for Socioeconomic Change, "before making far-reaching changes to it."

"The report cannot be adopted as is, and the great amount of public criticism that has arisen since its publication is proof of that fact," National Student Union chairman Itzik Shmueli wrote in a letter to Netanyahu. "Despite the thorough and professional work done by Professor Trajtenberg, an analysis of the report reveals an unreasonable gap between the wide and uplifting vision described by the committee's chairman and the sparse recommendations written by the heads of his teams."

Shmueli added that the report offered positive recommendations in the areas of education and taxation, but that it was lacking in other areas and would fail to offer a real solution to the high cost of living, and in particular fails to satisfactorily address the housing crisis.

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