Yacimovich slams gov't for budget that increases poverty

May 15, 2013 16:58


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The OECD report that determined Israel has the highest rate of poverty of all developed countries is a severe warning sign to the government that "just yesterday approved an economic plan that will add many more to poverty," Opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich (Labor) said on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, the economic plan includes things that create poverty instead of things to get out of poverty," Yacimovich said.

"Decreasing the rates of poverty is a national goal, that needs to be measured, and we should fight for it. It's not any less important than inflation or the deficit," Yacimovich added.

"Despite the government, we will fight to have this strain removed," she vowed.

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