Friday, November 18, 2005

Poland's Nutty Politician Becomes a Capitalist?

Poland's nuttiest politician, Andrzej Lepper of the Self-Defense party, comes out of the socialist closet to reveal that he's now... a capitalist. The man who wanted to lead the revolution to bring back communism (reading between the lines) is now for privatization and free market. Just a few weeks after the elections, he no longer supports a 50-percent tax bracket for the rich and dropped his vendetta against central banker Leszek Balcerowicz, the architect of Poland's economic reforms after the country nearly went bust under communism.

So, all those folks who voted for Lepper's party, well, too bad for you for listening to his promises. Now that he wants to be in the government, it's all out the window. Maybe he's not that nutty, but simply Poland's biggest opportunist.

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