No One Wants to Wash the Dishes

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6 Responses

  1. Allan Katz says:

    Instead of being grateful to the protest leadership for getting the government to take the housing crisis and cost of living seriously, JR talks disparaging of hard working people. I would be less forgiving of him if he did not represent a community that is living on welfare that comes from the taxes these people are paying. As the chareidi Rav of my community here in Israel said – Kibud Av ve Eim is to maskein et ha’horim – kids grow up with a sense of entitlement. I am well aware of the contribution the ‘ learning community’ makes , I just wish it would be spread around the country. The fact that the yeshivah ketana, gavohah , kollel route is the standard and not the exception, that the country as a whole has to support a whole community, makes it very difficult to counter the claims that the chareidi community is ‘ ochlei chinam ‘.

  2. Chaya V says:

    This is not just the leftist in these protests. This is practically every Israeli I speak with. No one wants to reduce their spending, just increase their income or get subsidies to reduce their expenses. But even so, with two working parents in the low-medium range in Israel, it’s impossible to make ends meet if you value life insurance, good health insurance, and solid schooling. And we don’t have a car. But if we moved to a cheaper neighborhood we’d need car, which thereby does’t make it any cheaper. This kind of thing is what the protesters are talking about. That having been said, it is true that no one wants to do the dishes.

  3. david says:

    The protestors are protesting a real problem, but the solution they are demanding is not a solution. There is a real problem when a household with two hard-working, well-educated skilled professionals cannot pay the basics of housing, food, utilities and transportation. Understandably not every hard-working skilled professional will be rich, but there is definitely a problem when the income doesn’t cover the basics.

    But these people are demanding more socialism, when the answer is less socialism. Less government means less taxes and less red-tape, which would increase income and make it worthwhile for more businesses and housing projects to start and expand. This will in turn lead to more competition, whcih means more availability of quality goods and services at a lower cost.

  4. cvmay says:

    Monopolies and Cartels run the country of Israel. Competition is non existent and import taxes are causing the prices to soar. More entitlement programs will not solve the problem but ‘open markets’ will.

  5. Joe Q. says:

    I’m not a big fan of the “red states” vs. “blue states” comparisons. The averages blur a lot of nuance. Yes, residents of “red states” give more to charity than residents of “blue states”. But residents of “red states” are also more likely to perpetrate violent crime, get divorced, and have children outside of marriage. The point is that you have to be careful about blanket claims.

  6. Allan Katz says:

    The government has to intervene to reduce the concentration of economic power amongst the few monopolies and cartels. The housing crisis was caused by low interest rates, high demand and buying of apartments while the land authority failed to release land causing prices to rise further. It has been suggested that rental prices should be regulated.

    Robert Reich has a 2 minute video on the problems of the American economy , I think Israel has a similar problem

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