The tax rates are quite low in Poland actually, excluding VAT.
Polish Tax Freedom Day (the first day of the year in which a nation as a whole has theoretically earned
enough income to fund its annual tax burden) was on 24th of June this year.
So, half a year every Polish citizen is working just to pay his/her tax!
To compare - in medieval Poland, peasants had to work maximum
4 days (most of the time
it was less) in a 6 day workweek for every łan (laneus), so considering the fact that most peasant
farms in medieval Poland had area of about 0.5 łan, they had to work for 2 days every week, therefore
their Tax Freedom Day was on the 30th April every year
. Medieval peasants!
Anyway - look at the tax burden (combined taxes) of different European countries
(scroll down to "Tax Freedom Day around the world" and check the "% burden" column)...
...Polish tax burden is in fact very high, considering that we are a developing economy
and our taxes should be much lower if we are to catch up with the rich countries of the EU.
And what would differ to when Poland would be all alone? Where would Poland get the money
from to save un-profitable shipyards?
We could spare some budget money to save this strategic branch of industry (just as Germany did.)
Do you think inefficient, aged and non-profitable shipyards could somehow survive in the german economy?
Well, apparently your shipyards are aged and non-profitable, if you had to help them with subsidies.