Trajtenberg won’t call for bigger state budget

Head of PM's special socioeconomic committee says during Youtube video that real change in national priorities needed.

August 22, 2011 20:22
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Professor Manuel Trajtenberg, head of the committee appointed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to examine solutions to the social issues driving over a month of protest, will not recommend expanding the state budget, according to a YouTube video released by the professor on Monday.

“I will not allow for the breaking of the national budget, because what is needed is a real change in the national priorities of the country,” Trajtenberg said, adding that “the public wants more to be given to education, housing solutions, childcare, and the meaning of this is that the public wants that in place of something else.

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“What is needed is a real change brought on by the government, which will say yes to A and no to B.”

Trajtenberg also said real change in the country’s economic priorities should not be avoided.

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“There is nothing easier than breaking a framework and funneling more money somewhere in order to forget about changing our national priorities. I hope that the public that has demanded justice is the same public that will not allow the budget to be broken in order to avoid dealing with our national priorities.”

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