MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany –
Source: CDU CSU
“Federal Minister of Labor Heil wants to introduce climate money for everyone who earns 4,000 euros and less. The traffic light thus recognizes that its previous relief packages are completely inadequate. It is already foreseeable that the climate money will be a bureaucratic monster and cannot be implemented quickly enough to relieve people immediately and noticeably.
With good reason, the mobility money proposed by Heil failed at the traffic light. Now he is making a new start under a new name. Heil has not given any answer as to the amount of the planned relief. This is nothing more than window dressing. In addition, it is completely unclear whether pensioners and students should also be relieved. It must not be that – as with the energy price flat rate – pensioners, students and other groups without an income from work go away empty-handed. Otherwise the traffic light would once again deepen the social divisions in the country. What we urgently need now is no more patchwork of reforms. We need fast, effective relief that actually reaches the people. Above all, these include an inflation brake on income tax, a social tax reform for small and medium-sized incomes and a higher lump sum to take account of additional corona-related expenses for tax purposes. In addition, the tax allowance for children must be increased to relieve families more.”
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