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  9/4/2014, Elul 9, 5774

Lapid on VAT: The Discussions Have Turned into Gimmick-Ridden Circus


Minister of Finance, Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) addressed the Knesset plenum today (Thursday) in response to the motion filed by the Opposition regarding the 0% VAT law he is promoting.

"The time has come for us to take responsibility and give the opportunity to our young couples to purchase a home," Lapid said. "The underlying discussion that we have been discussing over the last weeks has turned into a circus, and instead of dealing with the matter realistically, we have made it one gimmick after the other," he added.

"We are forgetting that the State is, for the first time, looking at forfeiting  income in order to invest it in our citizens," he stated.