Chancellor candidate, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) announced a tax increase for high-income individuals in 2021 if the social Democrats win the parliamentary elections. In Germany, the winning party forms the government.
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“Given the many challenges that the state is currently facing, it should be clear that people earning several hundred thousand euros will be able to make a more significant contribution to the financing of society in the future,” Scholz said in an interview with the Rheinische Post.
According to the politician, the country needs a more results-oriented tax system. “A pragmatic policy does not mean that a sparing regime will be maintained for well – earning people, while at the same time additional debts will be created,” Scholz is sure. Leader of the coalition of the SPD, Olaf Scholz is running for the post of Chancellor in the next Federal election. The party has had low ratings for some time, which it is trying to restore. According to the political barometer of the ZDF TV channel, the social Democrats can count on the support of 16 percent of voters. At the same time, 58 percent of respondents approved of Scholz’s candidacy as Chancellor. Among SPD members, the politician’s personal rating is 82 percent.