/ Why are we paying child benefit in Poland?
If I was still living in the UK now, a male and my age was , say 50-55, my mortgage was paid or nearly paid off and I was intelligent enough to realise that the financial state of the UK will be dire for the next 20-30 years, I would be having the following thoughts:-
1) The government have raised the retirement age from 65 to 67 and already they are talking about the possibility of raising it again to 70, so I will have possibly another 15 years to work, what if I have to leave work earlier due to ill health, how will I manage?
2) Taxes, both direct and indirect are going to have to rise to pay for the money the banks and the government have lost, which means that any money I earn will be worth less than I am getting now, how will I manage?
3)More money will be needed for the asylum seekers and people on benefits and to fund their children and their childrens children, where will this money come from?
4) My fuel bills are increasing by double digits every year, how much will the "green taxes" add to my future bills?, the government has not increased pensions in line with inflation, will a future government do this?
4) If petrol keeps increasing, will I be able to afford to run a car. Public transport is too expensive and unreliable, how will I get around.
5) Michael Portillo (Con) MP, warned me 18 years ago that anyone under the age of 40 at that time, would not get a state pension as there will be no money left to pay for this. So am I a fool to rely on a state pension when I retire?. How will I manage if I have to dip into my savings, just to enable me to live over the next 15 years?.
6) Crime is so bad now that I am scared to leave the house. Even if I do go out I do not feel safe. Many people in my area have been attacked and the police do not seem to be able to stop this. The courts seem to be imposing very lenient sentences which do not act as a deterrent, what can I do?
7) If I get ill and need a non-urgent operation I will have to wait up to 2 years or more unless I am prepared to pay for this privately, they say that there are no beds available due to the sheer numbers wanting teatment and that I am a low priority? It never used to be like this, did it?
8) After I retire, if I have to go into a care home, they will sell my house and use the money to pay for my treatment. I was hoping to leave the house to the kids, why have I been paying my contributions for all this time? People who do not own their house do not pay, why should I?
I could think of many other questions i would be asking myself and with the knowledge I have now, the answer would be easy.
Sell up, move to Poland, buy a flat or house for around £60,000 and invest the rest of the money. Live on the interest, do not bother to work, medical costs are a fraction of what they are in the UK and as you are paying privately, the treatment is usually better. I would not miss my neighbours because I never knew them anyway, they were all too busy with their own lives to even be civil. Walk around in safety. The Polish police are not interested in the human rights of the person who attacks or robs you.
4,6, and 10 year sentences are normal for 1st offences in Poland, not 80 hours community service or a £50.00 for the 8th offence.
There is no £500.00. fine for putting your rubbish bin out on the wrong day.
No £60.00. if your baby drops a biscuit out of the pram.
No towing your car away and paying £200.00. to get it back, just for being 30 mins late getting back to the meter.
No speed or CCTV cameras every 100mtrs.
Ahhh you say, but Poland is a 3rd world country.
Good, it means they are not so stupid as to have all the rules and regulations that you live under.
Ahhh you say, this will all change when we have a federal state of Europe, these rules and laws will be everywhere.
Not in my lifetime baby!!!!............bring it on, bring it on if you dare.
My village rules!!!! I cannot pronounce the name of it but I know it rules!!!!
NB. The Polish women are beautiful.