MK punted from budget meeting after protesting more defense funds

Committee member MK Stav Shaffir (Labor Party) was removed from a budget meeting by Finance Committee chair Nissan Slomianski (Jewish Home party) after he claimed she disrupted the committee’s proceedings. The meeting was to discuss, in part, shifting funds to the Defense Ministry to accommodate for the campaign in Gaza.

Shaffir writes on her Facebook page that the committee was discussing cutting NIS 125 million from public transportation and NIS 300 million from water — “horrible cuts which will harm us all.”

“I ask [the committee] again and again why they’re cutting the most important things,” she writes. “The Finance Ministry refuses to respond, and look how committee chairman Slomianski does everything — really everything — in order to stop me from telling you the truth.”

אתם חייבים לראות את זה! ועדת הכספים דנה ממש עכשיו בקיצוץ של 125 מיליון שקלים בתחבורה הציבורית וקיצוץ של 300 מיליון במשק…

Posted by ‎סתיו שפיר‎ on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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