MIL-OSI Translation: Lindner is not a helmsman

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MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany –

Source: Die Linke “The traffic light is red when it comes to supporting the poor, and green when it comes to protecting those who profit from the crisis,” comments Gesine Lötzsch, deputy chairwoman and budgetary spokeswoman for the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, on the results of the Adjustment meeting of the federal budget 2022. Lötzsch continued: “As a market-radical politician, the Federal Minister of Finance is not a helmsman by nature. He rejects a fair tax system. This leads to serious upheavals in our society. We are experiencing the highest price increases in 40 years, but Mr. Lindner is feeding off the victims of inflation with alms. The relief packages cannot prevent poor people from becoming even poorer. At the same time, the finance minister refuses to tax the profiteers of the crisis fairly. We finally need a fair tax reform! Due to inflation, more money is flowing into the state coffers. This money must be used to relieve inflation victims. But we also need more tax revenue to clear the investment backlog. The municipalities alone have indicated an investment backlog of 159.4 billion euros in 2021. This backlog must be cleared with the help of the federal government. But the regular expenditure for the Bundeswehr alone breaks all records. Anyone who hopes for greater security from the additional expenditure will be disappointed. A large part of the money disappears into the pockets of the arms companies.”

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