I promised to post some more on the disastrous way in which this government is “tackling” inflation. Instead of adapting its fiscal policy it launched a raiding party trying to “expose” those responsible. The current official rhetoric is mighty similar to that of socialism in its dying phase, when noone had any idea whatsoever how to curb the spiraling hyperinflation. The only difference between then and now being that Janša & Co. have yet to use the term “adminsitrative counter-inflation measures”.
However, it would seem that I was wrong in laughing at the search for “the enemy within”. It seems that the government found it while we were having our learned debate on inflation on Thursday.
Namely, the government has decided that Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković is to blame for the rising inflation.
I kid you not… Apparently, the government believes that the mayor increased the price of tap water by 16,8 % thus adding .4 % to aggregate inflation on national level. The mayor has (as seen in the video below) begged to differ. In slightly more colourful language, of course.
Zoki stopped just short of using the F word.
Funny thing is, though, that according to the mayor the price of tap water would actually go down instead of up. Someone around here don’t know how to count…