US News Greens complain about failures of the federal government before the residential summit

09:50  23 february  2021
09:50  23 february  2021 Source:   zdnet.de

Political Ash Wednesday of the Greens: Greens boss Habeck criticizes the federal government's “rumhühnern” while vaccinating

 Political Ash Wednesday of the Greens: Greens boss Habeck criticizes the federal government's “rumhühnern” while vaccinating “Somewhere, somehow, sometime” - that's how Annalena Baerbock calls the corona policy of the federal government. The Greens do not save on criticism on their political Ash Wednesday. © dpa The Green Party leaders Annalena Baerbock (left) and Robert Habeck: Because of the corona crisis, the traditional exchange of blows will take place digitally this year.

By now, it is obvious to everyone seeking to understand the United States’ response to the novel coronavirus (officially SARS-CoV-2) that there were massive failures of judgment and inaction in January, February, and even March of this year. While mistakes are inevitable in the face of such a massive and rapidly evolving domestic and global challenge, our federal government ’s response compares unfavorably to a number of other countries, many of whom faced the virus before we did. Philip A. Wallach. Resident Scholar - American Enterprise Institute.

Government failure may range from the trivial, when intervention is merely ineffective, but where harm is restricted to the cost of resources used up and wasted by the intervention, to cases where intervention produces new and more serious problems that did not exist before . Few policies have attracted as much criticism and contempt as the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union. To many it is a prime example of government failure ; a policy with good intentions that has failed to achieve its objectives and caused much deeper problems for the European fishing industry.

The Greens demanded a more determined action against vacancies and high rents before the residential summit of the federal government. "What we really need urgently is a rent freeze, what we urgently need are more apartments that are available for social housing, but also remain," said Green parliamentary group leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt on Tuesday in the ZDF "Morgenmagazin". Germany loses a hundred social housing every day. "That's a catastrophe."

Die Grünen haben vor dem Wohngipfel der Bundesregierung einen entschlosseneren Einsatz gegen Leerstand und hohe Mieten verlangt. Die Bundesregierung will am Dienstag eine Bilanz ihrer im September 2018 vereinbarten Wohnraumoffensive ziehen. © Tobias SCHWARZ Before the federal government's residential summit, the Greens demanded a more determined effort against vacancies and high rents. The federal government wants to take stock of the housing offensive agreed in September 2018 on Tuesday.

On the one hand there is "an insane shortage of living space in the city" and on the other hand there is a lot of vacancy in rural areas, said Göring-Eckardt. She spoke out in favor of a nationwide rent brake. This must go hand in hand with ecological renovation in order to ensure that heating costs "do not go through the roof".

"We have to ensure that we build a million social housing and that very, very quickly," added the Green Group leader. The federal government is on the brakes here. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) was a "total failure" as building minister.

On Tuesday, the federal government wants to take stock of its housing offensive agreed in September 2018. At that time, among other things, more social housing, more housing benefits and more relief in building had been decided.

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Hennig-Wellsow and Wissler elected to the new left double leadership .
For the first time, the left is led by a female double leadership: Janine Wissler and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow were elected as the new chairmen at a digital party conference on Saturday. They named the struggle for more social justice as a central concern and called on the left to unite after years of trench warfare. Hennig-Wellsow strongly advocated government participation in the federal government. The result of the vote still has to be confirmed by postal vote.

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