Being rich is not a crime & we shouldnt condemn him for being ric - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 19.10.09 | 16:10 (IST)

    Being rich is not a crime it doesn't matter if your government minister or an ordinary citizen. If he is going abroad on diplomatic business at states expense then he must be given a budget which he will stick to and anything beyond that he pays for himself. If he wants to travel first class instead of economy he is welcome but the state will only contribute the cost of an economy ticket. If he wants to stay in a 5 star hotel fine but the state will decide where he can stay if he wants taxpayers to fund the trip. What the government should be doing though is when diplomats want to visit cities where there is an embassy such as Paris then unless they pay their own way they should stay at the embassy free of charge. Whatever his humble upbringing its a fact the man is very rich now and we shouldn't treat him as some kind of criminal because of it. If he wants to spend that money on a lavish lifestyle we should say enjoy the comforts your money brings.

    from the article: Israel's Napoleon: Ehud Barak's lavish lifestyle under scrutiny in Israeli media
    First published 14:56 19.10.09 | Last updated 22:40 19.10.09
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