Olmert vows to work to 'fill empty refrigerators'

February 7, 2006 22:47


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"I will do everything in my power to make sure that the refrigerators [of families] are filled," Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared in an interview on Channel 2 Tuesday night. Olmert had been shown clips of a young girl who described how her empty belly felt. He said that during a visit to the home of a family in financial straits, he asked permission to peek in the refrigerator, where he discovered nothing more than a half-empty cup of yogurt. Olmert did not address the question of whether his policies as Finance Minister might have worsened poor families' economic situation.

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