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On September 14-15 the Hungarian government took on record debt, issuing an unprecedented amount of FX denominated bonds.
The 1MDB scandal has rocked Malaysia and impoverished its taxpayers by 4.5 billion dollars. It now has a challenger for the title of “largest kleptocracy case to date”.
Criticism of Tucker Carlson for sucking up to Orbán has been quick and well-justified. It mostly came along the lines of Carlson sucking up to a dictator – which is correct. But here is the small print, the hilarious details of just how stupid and ignorant he was even about the most basic facts about …
While all attention was on the homophobic law, a few other, concerning pieces have passed hidden in the avalanche of 2/3 legislations yesterday.
The true political priorities of 2021.
As Orbán’s campaign shifted into the realm of mindless election year spending, one has to wonder if it is just to win the election – or to leave an empty budget for his successor. Or both.
The 2022 tax bill has been rubberstamped and includes a line that allows corporations to donate into Orbán’s loyalist foundations – and get a 300% state tax credit for it.
Talking of being a salary man with no savings.
In December 2020 the political appointee at the helm of Petőfi Literary Museum published a combative editorial calling George Soros the “liberal Führer” whose “liber-aryan followers worship him more subserviently than Hitler’s did Hitler”. He called Europe “George Soros’ gas chamber”.