Pensioners threatens to vote against budget

Chairman of the Gil Pensioners Party, MK Moshe Sharoni, announced Tuesday that his faction intended to vote against the budget on Wednesday and leave the coalition. Sharoni said that Kadima had reneged on its agreement to allot NIS 860 million to Israel's pensioners, and added that all the ministerial positions and honors would not make up for pensioners' lost self-respect, Israel Radio reported.