Yechimovich: Economic crisis requires gov't be proactive

August 20, 2012 15:55

Labor Party leader Shelly Yechimovich Monday called on Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz to adopt an active policy to resolve the economic crisis, in order to prevent mass layoffs from struggling companies.

Yechimovich described the situation as a "national emergency" and said "the economy is sliding into recession and thousands of workers stand to be thrown out from their workplaces."

She added that earning a "dignified livelihood is a basic prerequisite to a worthy human existence, and that the government has an obligation to be active and not allow things to happen on their own."

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