By claiming that last year was a year of fulfilled promised promises, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz sadly demonstrated that she believes her audience to have no long-term memory and claimed someone else’s achievements as her own – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski wrote in “Rzeczpospolita”.
– How else could you describe her claim that she can be credited with introducing the in dubio pro tributario principle? Her cabinet did indeed deal with the principle, but did it rather overzealously. This is particularly true in the case of minister Szczurek and his subordinates, who systematically sabotaged it – Malinowski emphasizes.
The President of Employers of Poland stresses that he knows what he is talking about, as the organization he leads fought to overcome the mindless resistance of “experts” of the Ministry of Finance, apparently utterly oblivious to the concept of common good. – Academic titles and grey hair did not stand in their way of defending a taxation status quo straight from the Third World – a solution irreconcilable with the tradition of Roman law, the experience of Western countries and an elementary sense of justice as understood in the culture of which we want to be a part – he assesses.
– Maybe PM Kopacz simply does not feel responsibility for the actions of the Ministry of Finance? In which case, I would like to clarify for Ms Prime Minister: Mr. Mateusz Szczurek, his deputies and other officials, as well as that imposing building between Świetokrzyska and Traugutta streets in Warsaw, where they reside, is your responsibility! – he remarks.
– The in dubio pro tributario principle was adopted thanks to our perseverance and the efforts of President Komorowski, despite the resistance of many PO members of the parliament – stresses Malinowski.
He also reminds that it was Janusz Piechociński and his ministry who prepared the draft of the economic activity act. In spite of this, Ewa Kopacz claims this achievement as hers. Meanwhile, the draft will not be passed as there are no parliamentary meetings left in this term.
– This is intentional. If the draft was passed, PSL could claim it as its success – PO does not want to cede the plaudits to its coalition ally – he writes.
– It is no accident that in 2007 as many as 86 percent of Polish entrepreneurs supported the government. Now there is only a handful left – a little over 15 percent! Decision makers have worked hard for this result for 8 years. The last year has certainly been particularly fruitful in this regard – concludes Malinowski.