Now Mr D I think its back to the classroom for you, considering the fact that general jaruzelski is getting only 4500zl a month on his retirement pension, I don't think a thug employed by the UB or other security force who belief was that his hands were made exclusively to beat people would get much more.
Actually, if I recall rightly, Jaruzelski (and the others) had much of the pension restored to them as it was an unconstitutional move to cut their pensions - he's actually getting closer to 9000zl a month these days. There was a cut for ex SB-types, but they tended to acquire things during Communism anyway.
It's also worth pointing out that the Nomeklatura (especially the ones who only worked under Communism) would have feathered their nests in their own ways - many of them had/have other properties, for instance. Then - the generation that followed (the ones who weren't alive long enough to really benefit from the system) are often sitting in flats that cost them nothing or next to nothing, they often benefited from early retirement and tend to be still working illegally. While it might not be huge money, someone retired who works full time on the black market can easily be getting 2000zl a month in their hand - which, along with a flat that's paid for, isn't exactly bad money.
Also - worth pointing out that many of the poorest ones are actually sitting in flats worth quite a bit by modern standards. I know of one case in Poznan (my friends neighbour) where the woman is living in utter poverty, yet she lives in a 90sqm flat in the city centre that she owns. She could quite easily sell the place, move into somewhere smaller and use the money to live out her days peacefully - but she won't.
the fact remains that previously the pension system provided for basic needs but now with goodies of live like TV, computers, mobile phones, the pension is just not enough
It's not enough anywhere to buy goodies, really. Poland isn't unique.