Do you always have such reading comprehension problems...? Coz I really don`t understand your words.
The irony of those two sentences. Hahaha!
What is deceitful or dirty here?
If what Torq wrote is true in post #360 (and Torq has never given me reason to accept what he says as anything but true), then it's completely dirty:Well, the money was supposed to go to TVP, and then opposition proposed a bill that would redirect the money to cancer patients (a nice trick). Of course, the parliament rejected the opposition's proposal (as was easy to predict), and the president signed the earlier bill, giving the money to TVP. A little bit of demagoguery and half of Poland thinks that Duda took away the money from cancer patients and gave it to PiS's propaganda tube.
If the money was already earmarked to go to TVP (which may very well be a propaganda machine for PiS), then the opposition makes a proposal to redirect that money to a cause everyone would support, and the majority of parliament is controled by PiS--the opposition knows damn well their proposal will not pass. The opposition knew it would never pass as it was crafting the bill. It proposes the bill for a vote not so it gets passed, but to form a public narrative that PiS does not care about cancer patients. I'm sure PiS politicians care as much about cancer patients as does the opposition.
So, it's dirty and untruthful. It is a tactic meant to deceive people into thinking a certain group is something it is not--in this case, PiS is anti-cancer patient. This type of thing only breeds derision and a breakdown of communication within government. PiS may do the very same things, but the elixir is to combat their deceit with honest proposals and fight them with truth--that's if you want a healthy democracy that will endure.
This deceit and dishonesty is the reason the west has been awash in populist movements. The population is sick and tired of politicians lying to them. They're sick and tired of being used so an elite group can advance their lust for power. They're sick and tired of their representatives not representing their interests.
funding cancer treatment, knowing that thousands of people die of cancer each year coz there is not enough financing.
Using that logic, the government shouldn't finance anything until people stop dying from cancer. To use that argument, every expenditure is a scapegoat. Hell, if I was to employ your logic, if I was PiS, I would have countered the opposition with proposing to defund every non-critical program the opposition supports to put toward cancer treatment. I'd play the game out to its logical end. But, then, you'd have a breakdown of a functional government.