Finance Minister Yair Lapid referred to cuts in child allowances to go into effect on Friday. On his Facebook page he wrote, "When a person brings children into the world, he is responsible for them. The state should not support them, or parents."
Lapid added, "This was one of our main election promises and now it comes to fruition... It has been proven repeatedly that child allowances do not get people out of poverty, they perpetuate poverty. There is only one thing that allows families to get out of poverty – that is work." (Moran Azulay)