Yachimovich questions NIS 1b. found to cushion defense cuts

May 13, 2013 12:03

Opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich (Labor) called it strange that the government suddenly found a billion shekels reserved in order to prevent defense budget cuts, while they couldn't be found to prevent increasing VAT or cuts in the Education or Welfare Ministries.

"The Finance Minister must immediately reveal what other 'reserves' the government has and explain his order of priorities in how he uses them," Yacimovich said.According to the Labor leader, "experience shows that time and again, in practicality, the Defense Ministry gets its budget back - not only what is cut, but more than that, without any in-depth discussion."

"Here too, any pretense of new politics melted away, after Lapid led his voters astray," she stated.

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