Archive: 10/16/2011
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  10/16/2011, Tishrei 18, 5772

Social Protesters Ask Rich to Pay Higher Taxes


Leaders of the social protest movement said, Sunday, that the government should encourage wealthy citizens to pay higher taxes as a way of allowing the state to carry out fiscal policy that is just. The call came during a meeting with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the ministry's team of specialists.

Barak expressed his support for expanding the budget. The specialists submitted their report and Barak said he would study it. The parties agreed to continue their contacts.