See how Polonius has utter contempt for hard working, low earning Polish families.
We have all forgotten about people, who for whatever reasons (e.g. being blind, being deaf, being disabled) cannot take advantage of watching TV or listening to the radio.
The least they could have done was to scrap this tax for pensioners.
The least I can say is that it is really fascinating to observe certain people here to be so caring about the poor, the chronically sick and the unemployed. The truth is that they care for the poor so much because it is a political party they despise which plans to introduce this reform. If it were the party whom they like, they would praise it very much for the move because:
1. the TV licence would go down from 21,50 to only 10 ZL monthly for every household (and not for every individual as detective D. wrote earlier in this thread).
2. the fact that no houshold is exempted would make sure that no one will be able to avoid this licence (or tax, as you call it).
Being blind does not automatically imply being deaf and being deaf does not automatically imply being blind. In fact, many of the public TV services are texted and certain public TV programs display speakers talking to the audience in this 'gesture language'.
But none of the foreign detectives following this affair of the new TV licence here have observed that pensioners are either envisaged to be exempted or to have their licence fee reduced (they have observed something to the contrary instead). Likewise, none of those detectives have observed that the main purpose of this new regulation is to make people who notoriously avoided paying the TV licence pay it from now on.
Personally, I stopped paying the TV licence after Donald Tusk (in opposition then) told us all here not to do so. Unfortunately, when Donald had come to power, he did not care to recall his famous words. As I result, I later got three or four reminders to pay, but did not pay since Donald said originally not to pay and then said nothing about starting paying again. Eventually I paid the TV licence for the 3 or 4 years in a lump sum when I was warned I would be ordered to pay it through a court order. And because it happened at the time when PO was still in power, I thought Donald was not worth my vote any longer since those liberal and progressive parties like PO were not able to make things done, but instead have been only engaging themselves in the discussions on what the new shape of the TV licence should be like for the last eight years. And that's, in short, the position of the dissatisfied voter of the progressive PO political party.