Latvian journalist Maris Krautmanis Published in Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze ( «Independent Morning Newspaper") venomous article "For that fought for it and ran," which denounced their tribesmen for failing to bring the power of responsible politicians.
Article permeated with irony and sarcasm, it begins: "We, Latvians, proud people. We do not need bread and money, if only we were allowed to be in the forefront of the whole of Europe in the formation of a particularly hostile relationship with Russia. Our Foreign Ministry, as well as our ruling party, take care of it. We had in Jurmala, for example, the song festival "New Wave". But we do not need any "New Wave" - Foreign MinisterEdgar Rinkevichbanned the entry to Latvia of three Russian singers, and the festival moved to Sochi, taking with it many millions of money. Let the Russians choke on their money! We'd rather die of starvation, but we will not listen to Russian songs. When the Russians sing, residents of nearby houses could not sleep peacefully. But now they can sleep peacefully. Not tens, but hundreds of millions of euros passed by the nose of Latvia because our ruling people's representatives actually liquidated the trade in residence permits in exchange for the acquisition of real estate. This property was previously actively purchased by critics of Putin's regime, Russian dissidents, but we do not need any Russians - neither Putinists, nor dissidents. We are proud, we do not need any money, "Krautmanis writes mockingly.
He reminds that Germans, Poles and Finns are willing to "weld" on the project "Nord Stream - 2". "And Latvia could get some piece, about 25 million euros from this project. But we are a proud people. Our government decided that in no case will our participation in this project take place. Ventspils self-government was strictly threatened and banned from participating in it. Let the Poles and Germans dragging huge bags of money. We will not participate in this, because we are afraid of Russian spies who can theoretically climb through the pipelines and illegally find themselves in the Republic of Latvia. Why is the new tax policy and its reform planned? It's so easy to understand. If a solidary tax is canceled, this is intended to ensure that everyone is equal. Why the boss of airBalticMartin Gaus, which receives more than one million euros a year, must pay more than Peteris, who in black body tears at the minimum rate? Let everyone pay the same - this is solidarity! From the reduction of income tax from residents with 23% to 20% there will be a small gap in the budget - 470 or 180 million euros, is not known exactly, because the Ministry of Finance did not specifically calculate. But it does not matter. It's already figured out how to shut this gap. Increase the excise tax on vodka and diesel fuel. If the diesel is more expensive, then the rest of the price will rise. And if there is not enough to repair the breach, they will still increase VAT. In general, there is a variety of possible creativity, not only in raising existing taxes, but also in inventing new ones. For example, the tax on a beard, like under Peter the First, the tax on breathing air, the tax on riding a bicycle or sitting on a sofa, and also the tax on a coffin, because taxes should be inevitable, like death, "says Maris Krautmanis.
In his opinion, the new tax system is created so that successful inhabitants of Latvia can live even better, and losers, old, sick, weak and stupid become even poorer. "However, this is logical. The old and the weak in other countries of the world are the left parties. But in Latvia, such parties have not been in power for an hour, because our leftists are associated with Marx, the Soviet Union and Russia. And the right is good. So it turns out that the Latvian, who at some point was not lucky, has no other choice than to flee to England, while she has not yet "boksitirovala." And those who stayed here will again vote for the Rights. "Latvian way", "People's party", "New time", "Unity" - the Latvian always chose correctly. What he fought for, he got it. But then there is no reason to complain: we always unerringly chose those for whom at least some social responsibility was the last priority, for whom the well-being of "money bags" was in the first place. So what do we want? Now Latvia already becomes empty. If there are some entrepreneurs who want to open production, there will be no labor for them. Then it will have to be imported from Ukraine, from Afghanistan, Vietnam. This also applies to the right and liberal policies - the free movement of labor and capital, And we will still continue to vote for the Rights, because the Rights are "good", "concludes the publicist.
We add that today, 4 May, the country celebrates the "Restoration Day of the Republic of Latvia". In honor of this date, the authorities proclaimed an action called "Hug Latvia", within which a hundred oaks, symbolizing "guardians of spirituality", are planned along the state border. "The action, within the framework of which along the whole length of the country's border, the hands and strength of the spirit of its inhabitants will meet, is aimed at strengthening the sense of unity and belonging of the people of Latvia," the Interior Ministry said. Organizers of the campaign "Hug Latvia" invite residents to participate in this event in order to "honor the memory of their ancestors". Anyone can take part in the action and note the planted oak on a special interactive map. The sapling needs to take a photo and send photos and coordinates to the map creators. In order to attract public attention, the organizers of the action call for documenting the process of planting an oak tree, creating photographs, audio and video clips, and sharing their experiences in social networks.