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Source: Die Linke “Federal Finance Minister Scholz sees light at the end of the tunnel, but optimism does not help people who have lost their jobs as a result of the anti-corona measures and can no longer pay their rent,” comments Gesine Lötzsch, budget spokeswoman and Deputy Chairwoman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, the current tax estimate. Lötzsch continues: “The federal, state and local governments can expect slightly higher income in the coming years. By 2022, revenues will increase by around 10 billion euros compared to the forecast in September. With higher tax revenues, it is time to correct the social imbalance. The federal government’s anti-corona measures have further divided our country. Aid was distributed unfairly. Billionaires’ fortunes were saved, and at the same time, € 450 jobbers and unemployed fell through the social net. We have to get out of this imbalance. We need a change in strategy. The burden on poor households must be relieved and the burden on super-rich households more heavily. Higher tax revenues due to economic effects will not be enough to reduce debt and increase investment. We need a one-off wealth tax for the one percent of the super-rich. The Chancellor rejects a wealth tax or levy. However, she does not say how she wants to pay for the corona crisis. Anyone who sees themselves as a minority asset manager is cheating on the vast majority of people in our country. DIE LINKE demands a one-time solidarity-based property levy and the removal of the debt brake from the Basic Law.


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