Moshe Feiglin: Four Steps to Balanced Economic Growth
“Israel is a wealthy country and its wealth, thank G-d, is increasing,” said MK Moshe Feiglin. “But most of the abundance that our Father in Heaven showers upon us (particularly since the wonderful aliyah to Israel from Russia in the 90’s) is concentrated in the upper decile of Israeli society,” Feiglin stated. “Below them”, Feiglin continued, “everyone is choking, paying taxes over their heads. The Israeli ‘food chain’ enslaves the young couple. They work long and late hours and serve in the reserve army while their chance to buy an apartment or home grows increasingly distant. In the meantime, their hard-earned tax money goes to pay for the former Attorney Generals, who receive a budget-based pension of close to 100,000NIS monthly, or the career army soldier who retired at 45 and also receives his budget-based pension, or to an array of other traditional power-holders and ‘insiders’ who live the good life at the pinnacle of the pyramid.”
“For years,” MK Feiglin added, “I have been explaining that there are four simple steps that Israel must take to lower the cost of living in Israel:
- End the state monopoly on land (restoration of the Land of Israel to the Nation of Israel in the most personal way)
- Free market: Completely open the Israeli market – particularly the food market – to competitive imports.
- All-out war and liberation of the state from the clutches of the vested interests and swamps of corruption in the Defense Ministry (which must submit to a deep budget cut), the Health Ministry, the large workers’ unions and additional power hubs within and without the government.
- Elimination of the ‘peace industry’. This death process has cost Israel one trillion shekels to date. In other words, Peres, Beilin and friends have already taken 600,000 NIS from every family in Israel for their illusions of peace – and the register is still ringing. Instead of sending trucks of cash to Gaza, send them to Israel’s poor.”