The government takes too much from Israelis
Instead of raising taxes, we should cancel exemptions and fight the black economy. It’s always preferable to cut spending and streamline before imposing a tax.
It's clear to everyone that next year will be a tough budget year. The cutbacks will be painful and the tax increase will be unpleasant. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz signaled this week to the social protest activists that they won't get anything this year even if they storm the country with protests, because there's simply nothing to give.