Plans, promises, self-criticism, and «democracy» are difficult to believe in when they are presented to us just a few weeks before elections. Moreover, such promises are quite different from the finance minister digging his hand deep into the State’s coffers. Does the ruling party think that voters are not concerned about what will be done with public finances after the elections and – even more significantly – after the Olympic Games? Does it think that people are really that stupid? Surely we have all realized by now that every pre-election «handout» will have to be paid back in full, along with compound interest, after the elections? It is difficult to determine now what will be the impact of the soothing statements being exchanged by the two main parties regarding a «civilized climate» and «moderation.» If what we are faced with is a conspiracy of mutual interests by the two parties – which will cost the national economy dearly – it would be better to return to the good old days of party fanaticism. Moreover, the days are going by and pre-electoral debate is still not focusing on finding solutions to existing problems. There are no «new ideas,» no «new morality.» The only thing certain, and evident, is what the ruling party, and its supporters, are attempting to conceal from us – that they will do everything they can to clinch an electoral victory.