Quarter of adult Poles buy smuggled goods
One-in-four Poles have admitted to an opinion pollster that they have, at sometime, bought goods that they knew were contraband.
Twenty three percent told the CBOS pollsters that they had bought smuggled goods, usually cigarettes or alcohol.
Five percent said that they had bought contraband petrol.
Men are three times more likely to buy smuggled goods, finds the survey.
The Polish government started a campaign: Stop to Smuggling! They claim it costs the state`s budget 6 billions zlotys annually. This money could create 200.000 new workplaces, a few hundred creches, or a tunnel for Tricity, or other facilities.
I don`t know what to think about it. The budget loses, indeed, and that`s umpatriotic, but what about millions of poor people in Poland who buy cheaper contraband goods? They spend less, don`t they?
Could you discuss it in a clever way so I know which side to support?