Tired of being Unheard!
by JessicaZytynsky on September 13, 2013 - 6:43pm
In this article written by Dan Bilefsky on September 12th 2013, the Polish population rose against their government because of the disappointment of where the economy has gone. About 23, 000 Protestants were to be found on Wednesday, tired of the lies that Mr. Tusk brought on their country since 2007. Since his election, civilians have said that nothing good came afterwards, such as an increase in taxes and changing the pension system. This country that was recently glorified as the ‘eastern miracle’ for being able to produce growth through Europe’s depth crisis, will only growth from 1 percent this year. This is the weakest growth since the 1990s. To worsen things up, Poland has increased to 13 percent of unemployment, causing the protesters to be even more outraged. These protestors are being stimulated by the combination of activists from Solidarity. The Poles want to liquidate all sweatshops and want the government to change the labor laws. They want contracts that will promise health care, retirement benefits and want to reverse the age for retirement.
In my opinion, I think it is appropriate what these individuals are doing. They have horrible labor conditions and have a government who is also denying the fact that there is an actual issue going on. Who doesn’t want to have a stable job and retirement benefits? These are things that should be evident of having in this country. If people are as equal of one another, they should be paid for what they are worth. Paying people 5 cents a day should not be tolerated. Thus, the government should listen to what these people have to say and bring action because these riots will only be the beginning….