The state in Floribus! Is there a solidarity tax yet?

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in Germany, discussions are ongoing around the SOLI. The other side of the mousel was they were introduced in time to help East Germany. Then she was used to undermine the many unemployed financially. The large coalition -CDU / CSU and SPD- agreed that a good part of this tax should be lost in two years, in the sense that 90% of the taxpayers will no longer have to pay for it. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz wants to bring a bill to fruition in the coming months. But for the Liberals – in opposition – this is going to be too slow. The Ph.D.P. asked the former President of the Constitutional Court, Hans-Jürgen Papier, about his opinion.

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T his man is formal: the solidarity tax should have been abolished for the other year, she would no longer be justified. Because this is a type of tax provided for exception situations, so basically just a provisional anti-crisis measure. For the state where the state has long been allocated additional revenue, the regular taxes would have to be adjusted quite simply. This opinion, of course, gives liberals more than satisfaction, but aside from the political leaning process, the opinion of the former judge is not wrong. The solidarity tax would not even be in conformity with the German constitution! And what about solidarity tax in Ireland?


S  i was introduced in the 70s, with the fat crisis in the steel industry, whose production declined by 37 percent. Of those over 28,000 chairs, 10,000 were over 10,000. Prime Minister Gaston Thorn introduced the tripartite model, with a series of anti-crisis measures, including the solidarity tax. So she made sense even though she was extremely high at 10 percent in many citizens as in her wallet. That rate was dashed, the tax was abolished for a few years and then put into effect by the black-and-red government. So far, we all pay 2.5 percent solidarity tax.

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B ut this is not normal: the state is making massive amounts of money each year, so massive that the government can make gifts elsewhere. In addition, the number of unemployed has decreased significantly during the year. The state should actually have enough money to settle with itself. The solidarity tax is no longer an anti-crisis instrument: it is only there to allow the state to continue in the Halligalli style. Or scratch formulated:

“With the solidarity tax, free tram and free nurseries are paid!”

Gaston Thorn, known for his nimble formulations, said in 1977: “unresponsive to exceptional situations.” For 40 years, it’s theirs, which is why they are expensive! It would be time for a blue prime minister to finally abolish the tax … even before the Constitutional Court is seized with the question!


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