After surprising us once by lowering interest rates by 0.2 percent (in February), Meir Sokoler reverted to his old habits and stopped lowering rates.
The 300 trailers will also remain empty, and hundreds of millions more will be wasted. Fertile ground for the state comptroller, who will once again investigate who imported the trailers. Are they by any chance connected to the Likud Central Committee?
Less welfare means a rise in poverty and social gaps, and that is exactly what is happening now. But that is what happens in every difficult surgery. It is only when the economy is free that it can move forward, freeing more resources and enabling giving more to the weak.
Netanyahu is well aware of history. He knows that what is left behind, after all the arguments, is a book. It is hard to argue with a book, and that booklet from Sunday is the raw material for a book that he is currently working on.
Shinui proudly announced to the media this week what it had "changed the order of priorities in the budget" when it transferred NIS 700 million to objectives "that are not sectorial, but for the common good."
Shlomo Nehama and Danny Dankner did not invent the system, they just took it to extraordinary heights of cynicism and chutzpah.
The Likud is already deep into its next primaries. The running assumption there is that Labor will quit the coalition immediately after the Gaza disengagement is completed and topple the government, so the battle for the Likud Central Committee is heating up.