Confederation party champions free and independent people, while other parties in Poland aim to win them over with money, says Sławomir Mentzen

One of the Confederation alliance leaders, Sławomir Mentzen, during his pre-election meeting. (Source: Twitter@SlawomirMentzen)
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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The president of the New Hope party and co-chairman of Confederation, Sławomir Mentzen, published a post on social media in which he described what he sees as one of the fundamental differences between the Confederation party, PiS (Law and Justice), PO (Civic Platform), and the Left.

“They want a society of the poor, individuals dependent on the government, eagerly grabbing at every next handout,” posted the politician.

“The real dividing line in Polish politics runs between the Confederation and PiS, PO, and the Left. We firmly believe that everyone is the master of their own fate, the blacksmith of their own life. What you achieve in life largely depends on you. Those who are willing to learn, work and strive will achieve more than those who don’t want to do anything. The other parties want to take money from those who do and give it to those who didn’t want to learn and work. This is the main divide,” wrote Mentzen.

One of the Confederation leaders critically assessed the approach of Donald Tusk’s party (Civic Platform – PO), Jarosław Kaczyński’s party (Law and Justice – PiS), and Włodzimierz Czarzasty’s party (Left) to the aspirations of voters.

“The other side: PO, PiS, and the Left say differently. They claim that if you vote for them, you won’t have to strive because they’ll secure the money for you. They want to loot the resourceful with taxes and give money to those who don’t want to do anything,” posted Mentzen.

The politician emphasized that the Confederation’s concept is the opposite of that of PO and PiS.

“Our vision will ensure that Poles are free and independent individuals who will live off their own work, feeling empowered by the knowledge that they owe their wealth, professional and social status to themselves. Their vision creates a society of beggars, panic-stricken at the thought that some bureaucrat or politician might deprive them of the welfare they live on and can’t manage without it,” stressed Mentzen.

According to one of the Confederation leaders, this is the real dividing line in Polish politics. It’s not the “personal animosities between Tusk and Kaczyński, two retirees with the exact same program: to tax the Poles and spend our money on handouts,” concluded the co-chairman of the Confederation.

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