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Source: Die Linke “Not only the social imbalance of the current Corona policy but also the unsuccessful social and labor market policy of the last few years are reflected in the poverty report,” commented Susanne Ferschl, deputy chairwoman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, on the poverty report of the joint welfare association. Ferschl continues: “When we talk about poverty, we must not be silent about wealth. What has been stolen from some through social cuts and deregulation, others take on. Low wages and precarious employment and living conditions for millions – billions in profits and asset growth for a few. While hundreds of billions of euros in support are raised for the economy, Harz IV recipients receive only 14 euros more per month. This has to end. DIE LINKE advocates a policy of social justice. Work has to protect against poverty and it has to be safe. Regulation of the labor market instead of deregulation as well as easing the general applicability of collective agreements would be necessary measures to protect hundreds of thousands of employees from the effects of the pandemic. Fully financed social security systems are needed for emergencies. And in addition to a one-off property tax, we generally need a property tax. “


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