A bit of a rant, but actually still on topic..
Obviously some of them spend money here in Poland and your country looses tax money it could potentially earn. But hey that's the price you have to pay for globalization and capitalism.
But our system works like this.
You pay tax over what you earn.You buy something,with that money and tax takes another 21% of the amount you paid.
The guy that sold it to you pays tax because he's made some money.
This goes on and on untill every euro is back in the treasurechest.
Some play the game better than other and earn more than they can spend in a lifetime.
They will pay tax over every euro they earn and spend, but also for the money they've got in the bank.
If they buy a house, they pay tax apon buying it, but also for owning it.Year after year.
Because that house has value.And our government deserves a piece of that value.
some people stay rich in spite of all that.
When a rich person dies..33% goes to tax.
They rest is inherited by their next of kin, who also pay tax over that amount untill they too die.
If they spend it,or earn more... see the above..
all of the money eventually returns into our economy.
some leaves for ever, some is invested back in.
This used to be relatively predictable.
Now imagine thousands of people leaving after this line:
You pay tax over what you earn.
We're not talking about a little bit of tax we're missing out on.
It's a part of our common wealth leaving.
But it's still more than what people earn here
That's my point.
I don't blame a single immigrant for coming here.
And I can't say I feel like poorer countries should stay that way just so we can stay wealthy.
I don't have the answers..I'm just observing.
I see smart, likable, hardworking Polish guys every day, but I also see their smirking bosses.
And sometimes I see the guys that used to
work for those bosses.
I don't see many of them however.
Just the "lucky ones" that could find another job and are back for supplies.
It's just not right..
I'm just saying : politicians have underestimated the effect and are now wondering where our money's gone..
There is no back up plan or equaliser.
A carpenter that just lost his job doesn't need daycare for his kid.
In turn, a nanny, now without a job, is not going to buy that car at the moment.
A carsalesman dealing with a tough market is not going to throw his yearly party.
The DJ, that used to be well payed for showing up at parties just like that sees his income decline and decides he's not gonna have his roof done.
That single contract could have saved a struggling carpenter.
But now another carpenter is unemployed.
The effect of hiring cheap workers is only temporary if all your competitors do the same.
And Poland..I appreciate why this is so funny to you, but they're already looking for even cheaper workers from Asia to replace the current immigrants.
They'll earn as much here as your countrymen do at home.