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The Polish Senate decided to reduce the military spending of the state

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In Poland, a dispute erupted over military spending. Left and center-left parties have declared that it is inappropriate to exceed the rate of spending of 2% of GDP for military needs (the norm under the NATO charter). It is noted that in recent years, the government has been increasing spending on the army, but in the context of the crisis associated with the pandemic, this is not necessary.


Senator Wojciech Konieczny is quoted in the Polish press:

I am submitting a proposal to revise the military budget towards reducing capital expenditures.

According to the senator's bill, the budget of the Ministry of National Defense should be cut by about 4,7 billion zlotys (about 1,25 billion dollars).

However, the finance committee of the Polish Senate did not approve of Wojciech Koneczny's initiative to reduce military spending. Then it was rejected by the Senate majority, which supported the current Polish government.

To this, representatives of the left-wing Polish parties said that “the government is drawing an imaginary threat to the citizens against the background of the threat that Poles face every day”:

This is the threat of job loss, a decrease in real incomes amid a pandemic.

The "leftists" also reminded that Poland is entering a period for maximum payments on loans previously received from the European Union.

As a result, the Senate decided to consider the idea of ​​reducing military spending. The decision was made, but only the amount was not at all what the senator proposed - 50 million zlotys instead of 4,7 billion.

Wojciech Konecny:

And if the proposal were accepted in full, then we could use the released funds to finance the National Health Fund, which needs 5,15 billion zlotys.
Photos used:
Facebook / Ministry of Defense of Poland
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  1. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 13 January 2021 08: 15
    +12
    Are they crazy? Russia is about to attack from Kaliningrad.
    1. bad
      bad 13 January 2021 08: 44
      +19
      Quote: Victor Sergeev
      Are they crazy? Russia is about to attack from Kaliningrad

      Be careful ... Polish intelligence also reads laughing
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 13 January 2021 09: 12
        +3
        Quote: malo

        Be careful ... Polish intelligence also reads laughing

        Let him read ... 12 times Russia (USSR) fought with Poland!
        over 12 wars, incompetent Polish politicians and military men managed to profuse all the territories of the once huge Rzeczpospolita. During this time, Russia (and the USSR) won 9 victories in wars, once clashed with Poland in a draw and lost wars only 1 times. In my opinion, there is something to be proud of.
      2. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 13 January 2021 09: 13
        +3
        The Polish Senate decided to reduce the military spending of the state

        Right. Stop feeding the US military-industrial complex.
        1. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 13 January 2021 11: 35
          -1
          Quote: OrangeBigg
          The Polish Senate decided to reduce the military spending of the state

          Right. Stop feeding the US military-industrial complex.

          Who else can protect them ?! And why build bases ?!
          They think nothing at all ... Or are they sewing white flags?
          1. Orange bigg
            Orange bigg 13 January 2021 12: 01
            +1
            Quote: Starover_Z
            Quote: OrangeBigg
            The Polish Senate decided to reduce the military spending of the state

            Right. Stop feeding the US military-industrial complex.

            Who else can protect them ?! And why build bases ?!
            They think nothing at all ... Or are they sewing white flags?

            And from whom do they need to be protected? From Germany or from Ukraine, or maybe from the Baltic states? Who needs them?
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 13 January 2021 09: 45
      -1
      Quote: Victor Sergeev
      Are they crazy? Russia is about to attack from Kaliningrad.
      Well it is still unknown
      I am submitting a proposal to revise the military budget towards reduction capital costs.
      still tse tse? repeatAnd not capital?
    3. Dkuznecov
      Dkuznecov 14 January 2021 00: 22
      -1
      I think ours have already "leaked" (tm),
      disguised as lovers of the Krakow spire
      or apple breeders.
  2. Denis812
    Denis812 13 January 2021 08: 15
    +5
    A reduction of 50 million zlotys ... This is 100 million rubles. Within the margin of error in general :)
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 13 January 2021 08: 20
      +4
      Yes, there the hawks at the top sat down. They just decided to increase the army, to attract 10 times more reservists to the exercises, to buy all kinds of equipment - "huge plans", and here these leftists with their health care ...
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 13 January 2021 08: 25
    +3
    Wojciech Konecny:

    And if the proposal were accepted in full, then we could use the released funds to finance the National Health Fund, which needs 5,15 billion zlotys.

    Naive as children. Americans owe not only you, but even your grandchildren.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 13 January 2021 09: 33
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      The Americans owe them not just like you, but even your grandchildren.

      Oh, Apasus! the grandchildren of those who vote there will not pay anything. The grandchildren of those who also fell for the EU and the US will pay
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 13 January 2021 09: 44
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        Oh, Apasus! the grandchildren of those who vote there will not pay anything. The grandchildren of those who also fell for the EU and the US will pay

        Of course, the Kaczynski grandchildren will not pay, they are already in the United States, they are sitting on dad's money, and the grandchildren of ordinary Poles will pay. The fact is that NATO is not just a military political blog, it is also an economic one, the participating countries have no choice, they are dependent in everything .Them, under the cheerful cries of protection, are put into feudal dependence! So you have to pay anyway
    2. Paul
      Paul 13 January 2021 11: 26
      0
      Naive as children. Americans owe not only you, but even your grandchildren.

      Worthy grandchildren of their grandfathers will follow their example - they will recruit even more and pass the obligations already on their grandchildren. They think that they are the most cunning of all and according to this formula they will live to the Last Judgment.
  4. YOUR
    YOUR 13 January 2021 08: 42
    0
    They decided to cut costs and immediately called in reservists in size equal to that of the Polish Ground Forces.
  5. EvilLion
    EvilLion 13 January 2021 09: 16
    +1
    "We need more zlotys."
  6. cniza
    cniza 13 January 2021 09: 43
    +1
    I am submitting a proposal to revise the military budget towards reducing capital expenditures.


    They will peck like a white crow ...
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 January 2021 09: 44
    0
    Yes, there can be no such thing, but what about Fort Trump? And the Russian tanks on the Russian borders? This Poles are running misinformation. laughing
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 January 2021 10: 58
    0
    the finance committee of the Polish Senate did not approve
    It is clear, since Washington can misinterpret the reduction in defense spending (from whom?) And corner it on peas. And how can you explain this to a Polish man in the street, who for what year has been mucked with a threat from Russia?