Eretz Yisrael Time

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Sunday, December 30, 2007
Last week I wrote about the rising costs of living in Israel, how difficult it is for certain (including working) sectors to make ends meet, with the government removing all the subsidies it can, and with all the prices on our monopolistic services rising. But most importantly I wrote how you can help.

It turns out that besides the rising cost of electricity, gas, and bread, the price on yet another basic commodity will be going up.


That's right. The price for water, the most basic of necessities will be raised by 10%.

Now, I know I usually say the government is heartless and cruel.

They don’t care about how these rising costs of living affect those living on fixed incomes.

But that’s not true.

In response, the government decided this week to raise the salaries of various sectors to account for the increase in their cost of living due to the removal of bread subsidies, the rising cost of electricity, gas, and water.

The following is a partial list of salary hikes go into effect this week:

So, who says the Israeli government doesn’t take care of its own?

I am truly at a loss for words.


JoeSettler said...

I probably should add, the people above don't have to pay for gas for their car (nor their car to for that matter), they don't pay for their phone bills, they don't have to pay for "expenses" related to their job - which includes for some regular hotel stays in Jerusalem.

I also somehow doubt they pay for their meals in the cafeteria too, but if they do pay, they are definitely subsidized meals.

Like Mel Brooks likes to say, "It's good to be the King".

Anonymous said...

and the answer is for yesha to separate from israel.

Anonymous said...

or for israel to separate from the scumbags.

Anonymous said...

I hope we can "hear" some concrete thoughts/suggestions pertaining to these very serious problems on this site.

Anonymous said...

and the answer is:

1. move to america
2. hid in our yeshivas and reject the government
3. organized mass non-violent civil disobedience or boycotts
4. riot
5. form a new political party
6. seceed from the state and form our own
7. make lots of money and kids and hope for a better future

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