I will not participate in the referendum. In fact, this is a plebiscite that is supposed to ask a Pole – are you in favor of Jarosław Kaczyński staying in power in an unlimited way and without any control? – said doctor Bogusław Grabowski, a former member of the Monetary Policy Council, on TVN24. He also commented on the use of a fragment of his interview in the spot where Jarosław Kaczyński presented one of the referendum questions.
October 15, together with elections parliamentary elections, a referendum planned by the government is to be held. PIS he wants to ask four questions in it. At the session beginning on Wednesday, the Sejm is to deal with the government’s motion to hold a referendum.
The first question is: “Do you support the sale of state assets to foreign entities, leading to the loss of control by Polish women and men over strategic sectors of the economy?”. In the recording in which he presented them (in a slightly different, later changed form) Jaroslaw Kaczynskia fragment of an interview with doctor Bogusław Grabowski, a former member of the Monetary Policy Council, was used.
On Wednesday, Grabowski was a guest in the program “One for One” on TVN24. – As a black people, I am often used by PiS propagandists and trolls. I do not know what this is due to, perhaps because I am presenting very accurate economic analyzes that are contrary to the propaganda of the success of Law and Justice – he said.
He emphasized that “he would never agree (to appear) in such a hopeless propaganda film with such a hopeless actor in the lead role.” – I’m talking about Jarosław Kaczyński, I wouldn’t even agree to deliver pizza to the set of such a film. It’s disgusting, it’s just disgusting. My normal interview on Radio ZET was used, manipulated and twisted in order to exemplify a certain thesis that was supposed to hit the opposition, and in Donald Tusk above all, as usual, he added.
Grabowski: I will not take part in the referendum
He announced that he himself would not take part in the referendum. – Therefore, there are supposedly four questions, but in fact it is a plebiscite that is supposed to ask a Pole a question – are you in favor of Jarosław Kaczyński staying in power in an unlimited way and without any control? Not only that, when answering a question, you have to humble yourself and humiliate yourself by making an idiot out of yourself – said Grabowski.
– What does state-owned enterprises mean? We have 431 entities with the participation of the State Treasury, but state-owned enterprises, which are precisely described in the act, we have 17 or 18. The largest of them is Polska Żegluga Morska. There must be a director, there must be a works council – this is a structure taken from the 1980s – explained the economist.
– Are we talking about the sale of such companies? Do we mean, or this question is meant to imply, that we mean KGHM, Orlen, LOT Polish Airlines and so on? These are commercial law companies, not state-owned enterprises. Not only that, in them the State Treasury often has less than 50 percent, although it has a dominant influence on management – he explained.
– Among the 20 largest listed companies, as many as 11 are those over which the State Treasury has an overwhelming influence. Their value fell under the rule of PiS to 100 billion. This is less than the free subsidy portion of the National Recovery Plan. So even if we sold them all, which no one is after, we would have less income from it than if we restored the rule of law and got only the subsidy, not the loan part from KPO – the TVN24 guest compared.
In his opinion, “this question is simply disgusting.” – It manipulates people. Before this referendum takes place, all economists and lawyers will make people aware that this is manipulation and they will realize that they are being manipulated, he added.
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