What has the world come too? ;)
Social democrat, not socialist ;) I've been a supporter of 500+ being a tax credit from the beginning. It puts money in people's pockets without rewarding pathological behaviour, and if someone has 3 kids, they would pay 1500zł less income tax a month. It's a substantial amount - it would mean that they could earn somewhere in the region of 11000zł as a couple without having to pay income tax.
The critical thing with it being a tax credit is that it's a clear reward for work. If someone is a cashier in Biedronka, then (assuming they get 1500zł in tax credits) they can get promoted without having to pay tax - so there's motivation for them to do just that.
Many pensioners have had grim lives throughout the PRL era
The problem is that not all of them have had such lives. A woman retiring now was 29 when the system changed - is that a reason to give her additional pension payments? One option could be to only give it to those who lived their whole lives in the PRL - but then again, some of them have very fat pensions because they're based on a completely different system. Would it be fair to reward those who might have spent 42 years sitting on a chair in a hotel lobby watching the corridors?
The 13th/14th pension payments also raised a lot of resentment from working people, and with less and less working people, can we really afford to **** them off more?
Take a flu jab and go back to normality.
In Poland? You can't get it for love nor money.