Could you expand on this as I have not come across anything too controversial in the news.
OK, one example now because it is late. We are talking about "thieves and leeches" style of ruling,.
One of PiS`s ways of getting into power in 2015 was furious criticism of the former ruling party for their squandering of public money, especially by ministers and civil servants. PiS promised their voters to cut down on state administration`s expenses and perks. They promised the rule of modesty and humbleness and their main slogan was: Enough of stealing." Everything was to be different.
Today, PiS has surpassed their predecessors on the scale unknown before. They grabbed not only full power but also full profits connected with it, especially positions in state enterprises. They also retained and even widened old privileges.
PiS Prime Minister on 11 Nov 2015, Independence Day:This government is made up by wonderful people. Righteous, hard-working, responsible. This government`s motto will be work and humbleness.
Suddenly, a scandal erupted when ministers received large bonuses for nothing. And the former Prime Minister assigned herself one, too.
The Prime Minister made a speech in which she defended the bonuses, saying her ministers and herself deserved them for their hard work for Poland. When the opposition booed and shouted "Give back the dough," she accused them of having done much worse things, including taking bribes from business.
She didn`t mention modesty and humbleness, like 2 years ago, any more.
PiS tried to defend their unjustified bonuses by pointing out to what former ruling party, PO, did in the past. However, the comparison is shocking and makes PiS`s explanations even more pathetic.
One example from the Ministry of Justice:
A few PO bonuses throughout 8 year`s rule amounted to 34.300 zlotys from 2007 to 2015.
PiS single bonus in single 2017 - 72.000. The info for 2016 is still unavailable.
It has been officially counted by the Supreme Audit Office that in one single 2017 PiS assigned themselves awards and bonuses 12 times higher than the previous government in the years 2014-15.
When they eventually realised that it might cost them too much, they decided to give back the bonuses.