hundreds of thousands of new unemployed people. As I've said before these people are not mobile and past the age where they are able to re-train
I'm with Ironside on this one. ZUS is a scourge on our society and a lot of those offices, which are there in most large towns, need to be closed, when national insurance administration ought to be centralised, to save hundreds of millions from the budget.
You exaggerated with the "hundreds of thousands" quote, but surely over the years, construction of, and running of these offices does run into the hundreds of millions of zlotys. Incredible, and if I was a journalist I would run with that story, Obviously people love having their money wasted, or perpetuating a system where they can be bullied and ordered to their local ZUS office to explain some imagined mis-demeanour, or, perhaps more logically, they feel it's a very convenient situation because they don't have far to go to their local ZUS office?
I can count on the fingers of one hand the numbers of times I was called into a government office in the UK to explain my tax returns or national insurance payments. All of this supposed need for local offices is a bureaucratic nonsense, which could mostly be done on the telephone, belongs to a communist "stamp-issuing" culture, and wastes huge money.
It is also a job creation scheme, as we all know. I am amazed that you would still support that facet after 28 years of a market orientated economy.
You are right about economic growth cmc, half of the Katowice countryside, where I am at the present, is covered with new logistics centres and light manufacturing plants, and the employment situation and future opportunity is being rapidly transformed. It's good news.
What is not good news in the increased ridiculousness of this government, with its' "They wont get away with it" paranoia, which clearly means there are going to be more government jobs and more senseless bureaucracy - which, no matter how busy the staff seem - does not produce material benefit apart from the legal necessities and collection/allocation of monies due, and which could so obviously be automated to a large degree. Those jobs don't exist in the UK, and I'm pretty sure, in other real democracies either.