Shabby reason is coming
Thursday, 04 August 2011 14:00
They have not been able to find a case which would be proper for arresting Gyurcsány. The retribution launched by the Orbán administration last year is inefficient. And some additional information: there were far more socialist bloomers investigated by the Bajnai administration than by its successor.
Well, if increasing the debt is a crime, one could say Orbán is criminal-minded and he should be kept under 24/7 surveillance. (There is a legislative plan to make debt increasing unlawful). It is the country’s luck that Orbán is not as powerful as he seems, and he needs to be guided in the world of finance.
In fact, debt increase is not a crime. It is just bad policy with well-known consequences. If the country believes that the prime minister cannot govern well, than he will not be re-elected. This is the penalty. It is pathetic to threaten the political opposition with legal steps. It is bad policy, too.
Politicians can fail because of rising debts and because of dozens of other reasons. Sooner or later Orbán has to leave as well. If they go on with the show trials, this legal and political process will be acceptable. They cannot complain after their fall when they will sit on the receiving end of this game.
Árpád Tóta W.; Index; August 1. 2011.