This red carpet should not be rolled out for retirees any longer – said Marek Belka, MEP, former Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and President of the National Bank of Poland, on TVN 24.
Marek Belka was a guest of “Piasecki’s Talk” on TVN24 on Thursday. The Left MEP, former Prime Minister, President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) and two-time Minister of Finance was asked which pre-election promises of the opposition should be postponed due to the budget situation. Guest of TVN24 first of all, he pointed out announcements that cannot be withdrawn.
Beam about promises to postpone
– We definitely need to start with a salary increase for teachers and public sector employees – said Belka.
According to the former prime minister, one could consider increasing the tax-free amount to PLN 60,000. PLN “spread over several years”. However, this is not the end.
– This red carpet should no longer be rolled out for retirees, at least in my opinion. I believe that increasing the tax-free amount is already sufficient relief, sufficient privilege for this part of society – said the MEP.
“I don’t have an ounce of sympathy”
Belek, whose prime ministerial mission failed in the so-called the first step in 2004 (he succeeded in the so-called third step), he was also asked whether he felt sympathy for the current Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who will probably face a similar fate on Monday.
– I don’t have an ounce of sympathy (to Morawiecki – ed.). I believe he deserved such a farce and complete, final political embarrassment – said the former head of government.
According to Belka, Morawiecki should not be given the mission of forming a government at all, because – as he said – “it is a waste of time” and an opportunity for the outgoing government to “concrete more institutions, steal more money.”