Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for political irresponsibility regarding the 4.2% deficit growth in the past year. "Netanyahu prefers paying the sectors, which strengthen him politically, instead of acting in accordance with national and State priorities."
Livni also said that Netanyahu's economic approach is outdated and harmful to the country. "Netanyahu insists upon continuing conducting his old-fashioned economic approaches, which have failed throughout the world." (Moran Azulay)