Anyone who has been paying attention should not be surprised by the outcome. Kahlon is pretty consistent.
If there is one political lesson that has been reinforced again and again since this government came into power last year, it is that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon really cares only about being finance minister.
It is not necessarily a bad thing to have a finance minister who wants to think about finances. There is a strong argument to be made that Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid’s downfall in that role was related to his lack of Kahlon’s singular focus.
And yet, every time there is some kind of controversy or potential coalition crisis, the Left somehow expects Kahlon to save the day by taking up their cause, even when that cause nothing to do with economic policy.
A little word of advice: Stop pinning your hopes on Kahlon. It’s not gonna happen. Continue reading