Livni Blasts Bibi for Handling of Cost of Living Protests

By Jonathan Lis and Gili Cohen (Haaretz)

Published August 05, 2011.

Opposition Leader MK Tzipi Livni criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a meeting of the Kadima Party on Friday morning for not responding to the substance of the cost of living protests that have engulfed the country over the last three weeks.

“Benjamin Netanyahu does not concern himself with changing national priorities, but with how to reduce the scope of protests, that is all he cares about,” said Livni at the Friday morning meeting. “We suggested the prime minister reopens the 2012 budget in order to create a new budget, but Netanyahu refuses to do so.”

Livni also said it is mandatory to change the way that governments get replaced in office. “Governments who are led by a person that does not work for the good of the majority, but spends all their money on small segments of society – they generate complete distrust for the system,” she said.

The Opposition Leader continued to strongly criticize the government, saying that it represents “the worst aspect of [the crisis]. It enlarged the budget in order to pay for itself. Having a home recedes into the horizon, children consider living their lives in other countries, and this government is bloated.”

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