Scholz promises relief for pensioners and companies

Olaf Scholz

The Federal Chancellor personally continues to believe that the introduction of a wealth tax is the right thing to do.

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Magdeburg Pensioners should also benefit from the federal government’s third relief package. Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced this on Thursday at a public dialogue in Magdeburg. “The relief package will clearly also be about the pensioners,” said Scholz. “That’s for sure for me anyway.”

He promised that the third relief package would be balanced and target those who need help. “I can assure you that we are making a proposal that will ensure that everyone finds their way back.” The traffic light government is currently working “day and night” on the relief package, which is intended to mitigate the effects of inflation.

The SPD politician announced that the group of recipients of housing benefit will be significantly expanded. Scholz spoke of a “major housing benefit reform”, in which the group of recipients should even be “very massively” expanded.

During the citizens’ dialogue, the Federal Chancellor also spoke about the wealth tax. Personally, he still thinks the introduction is right. As a social democrat, he had already campaigned for this in the federal election campaign.

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“I would be in favor of having a very well done one,” said Scholz. Switzerland could be a role model. “But there is no majority for this in the German Bundestag,” stressed the Chancellor. That’s why you have to be honest and say that it’s not feasible right now.

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