Offbeat Family Minister Paus criticizes Lindner's tax plans
Cold Program: Lindner wants to compensate for inflation for a broad center of society
Finance Minister Christian Lindner wants to relieve the width in the middle of society with tax plans for compensation for inflation. The FDP politician said this in Berlin on Wednesday. 48 million people would benefit. The relief on average was 192 euros. Lindner spoke of a tax cut of more than ten billion euros. © dpa Christian Lindner at his press statement on Wednesday. The FDP politician justified the tax relief he planned as a requirement of fairness.
Federal Minister of Family Affairs Lisa Paus (Greens) against the plan of Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner (FDP) to abolish the cold progression for a broad discharge of families. "The abolition of the cold progression is particularly useful for the top earners and is not a suitable instrument to support families in lower and medium-sized incomes precisely," said Paus of the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" (NOZ) from Saturday.
would also lead to reduced revenues, especially in the federal states and municipalities in a double -digit billion dollar height. "This weakens the funds for daycare centers, educators or favorable local transport," warned the family minister. "I clearly advocate keeping my fingers off the cold progression and starting other levers for targeted support, such as higher child benefit."
Government dispute: Lindner sees FDP in coalition as a corrective against "Links"
The Federal Government from SPD, Greens and FDP is faced with many crises in the still young term: War in Ukraine , Corona-Pandemie , Energy Crisis are just a few of them. Christian Lindner, head of the FDP, addressed the role of the liberals in the traffic light government-and possibly gave an answer why there is friction.
Paus called for a "targeted" relief. "This crisis has a dimension that cannot be completely compensated for by the state," said the Greens politician. "It is important that we support those who are in existence. These are particularly low -income families and pensioners."
The Hartz IV control rates, child benefit and housing benefit would have to be increased. "We can also increase the children's surcharge for families who have to increase," said Paus.
The family minister spoke out for a "relevant increase in child benefit". Families with medium -sized incomes would also benefit greatly. "I think that's the better instrument. It is not about a one -off payment, but about a permanent increase in child benefit."
Speaker: Obtainment tax for Scholz is currently not an issue of .
The introduction of a special tax on high additional profits of energy companies is currently not an issue for Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). "From the chancellor's point of view, an over -profit tax is currently not planned," said deputy government spokesman Wolfgang Büchner in Berlin on Monday. In this context, Büchner referred to the agreements of the coalition agreement. © Uwe Anspach/dpa For Chancellor Olaf Scholz, an over -profit tax for energy companies is currently not an issue.