8% of GDP budget deficit and no realistic plan to reduce it, taxes are going up
Well obviously....lifting taxes is one way of paying down the debt, which BTW is still a lot smaller than other European nations+VAT on pre-processed foods has actually gone down.
Other deficit reduction measures, or measures aimed at improving the balance sheet so to speak....include the recent pension changes by limiting the % amount put into OFE. A good way of tackling the problem without unnecessary pain. I bet you would have complained if they stated cutting public services.
Besides given the relatively underdeveloped state of Poland's infrastructure, this means that it would be quite stupid to suddenly halt spending at all costs to bring down debt. Government spending which is usually matched by EU funds needs to be spent in a certain time period, and it wouldn't be wise for Poland to forgo its opportunity to develop. Besides the money invested in infrastructure creates jobs-stops unemployment from going up, and boosts medium and long term economic growth.
Ultimately it's the economic growth rate, which seems to be going into the upswing phase of economic growth-which is likely to return to boom levels, that will eliminate the debt.
e were made nig*ers in our own country, banks and most companies were sold to foreigners, what really matters is not value of good and services produced in Poland but how much local people get out of it
Sounds like silly 30s nationalism to me, Poland should take investment from wherever it can. Many countries would kill to get the type of foreign investment Poland enjoys. And ultimately no single company is guaranteed perpetual existence and freedom from competition.
I don't see Poland ever getting even close to EU average
Trust me it will happen sooner than you think, I would give it a maximum of 20 years. Although I think it is more likely to be about 15. Even within the next 5 years Poland will be quite a different country from the one it is now-and I mean that is a positive sense, provided it maintains its present course.