If a party is in with a referendum of the people happy, it takes him "to the knowledge". The usual phrase in the Communiqué-language is. This Sunday, the SVP in Switzerland took "note" of the voting public guthiess a financial injection for the AHV. Your Solothurn cantonal section took "note" that the local Electorate spoke against a reduction in corporate taxes. In the Canton of Bern, the population declined to a reduction of the social assistance. SVP-care Director Pierre-Alain Schnegg took it "to the knowledge". to take
note it was for the rights to the weekend also: the Yes to stricter national gun law. The successful people's initiative, the Basel young socialists for higher top tax rates. It's a weekend as according to the script of the SP Secretariat-was almost at least; the defeat of the Green at the Lucerne government election clouded the left's victory balance a little. However, property, plant and politically, the traditional bourgeois electorate showed over the Whole seen as much unfamiliar flip side, like not for a long time. At the same time, a Trend to it seems so transparent: Have climate and environmental issues that are longer in the economy, the Zeitgeist now is obviously in the tax and social policy in favour of the Left.
Tamara Funiciello, truly believes that their time has come. A "Revolution" sees the prominent young socialist, the middle, even if you don't want to talk of a left-slip: The Parliament would in any case be much right as the people. But people would have noticed "finally, what this is really about: Whether you stand up for Büezer or bosses." In this climate, Juso hope to see a success for their new 99-percent-Initiative: capital income should be one and a half times as heavily taxed as labour income. Büezer or bigwigs, is the Watchword here.
"fatigue" of SVP-topics
Gerhard Pfister, CVP, President of the conservative national Council from the train, is the opposite of a revolutionary. But, in essence, he comes to a similar diagnosis as a young socialist, Funiciello, as well as the Zurich-based political geographer Michael Hermann: Both state that Social and economic issues for the people of today are more important than until recently. "The Situation of the middle class is a Problem that has been accentuated in the last few years," says Pfister. In particular, the SVP was prepared poorly. "She has made for all the migrants responsible – that doesn't work in the long term."
Michael Hermann locates also a "fatigue" from the classic SVP-the topic of Migration. The importance of atrophy of the army and protect beings, not the rights, mobilizing also in this issue, the weapons Directive, many voices. Today, be it the pension and health insurance, which employees people.
What is the result of this development? Peter Bodenmann, former SP President and long-time political observers, the case is clear: The country start to feel the descent. "We have been drifting apart. The Richest are getting richer. At the same time, the unemployment rate rises. We have fallen behind comparable regions such as Bavaria or Baden-Württemberg back. Real disposable incomes are falling. The burden of health insurance premiums has been adopted for many families unbearable proportions. And more and more people are relatives or friends who are dependent on unemployment benefits or social assistance don't know – unless you include yourself in this."
The decline of the middle class strengthens this with the sense for the need for social policy measures – so it looks ground man. The result of the vote in the Canton of Bern, for example, he finds "sensational". So he thinks less of the ' no 'to the submission of councillor Schnegg rather than the success of the left against the draft: That the proposal for an Expansion of social assistance, over 40 percent" Yes " vote, was "incredible".
A symptom of a stand?
A collective descent that creates an updraft for the Left: This Thesis is not undisputed. From the point of view of SVP-group chief Thomas Aeschi, the opposite is true, rather, He sees the defeat in series of his party as well symptom status. "For us, it is currently very good, the Confederation and the cantons shall take taxpayers' money in almost an unprecedented degree, especially by the large companies. Since one has the feeling, to be able to the money with full hands to spend." If only the economy over worse and the tax wegbrächen revenue, get you significant savings programs or tax around the increases. Unlike the Left, the SVP house of wool by the tax of money deal.
Skeptical of the decline thesis Michael Hermann. "The fact that the middle class descends, heard over the last seven years, all the time. Temporarily, it was reminiscent of the downfall of ancient Rome, of the decadence and dissolution of the speech was. But our worry barometer shows that the job security is for the people still big." Hermann suggests that the voting behaviour in the recent time even more as a sign that Switzerland would be Swiss and less anxious. The election victory of the Greens in this year he interpreted as "post-materialism".
In fact, newer science allow more investigations for the Swiss average, at least not too dramatic findings. According to a recent OECD study, Switzerland is one of the few Western countries where the middle class was able to maintain its share of the total income. Various indicators suggest that the income distribution in this country is unbalanced drastically.
At the same time, various surveys testify, however, that the Swiss are afraid of losing their age pension and the health cost of suffering. "On matters of social policy, the SP is in a position similar to that of the SVP in the Migration: you can appeal in voting a spectrum that goes well beyond their own electorate," says CVP, President of Pfister.
The limits of left Power
the blockade power of the Left in this area, however, limits are set, showed last year's vote on the social detectives. Despite concerns expressed by constitutional experts, the people said at the time, for the law, which allows the Observation of social assistance recipients.
And even now, after the SP-to Be done by the weekend, not CVP-chief Pfister of a left slip. The Definition is up to 70 percent of a stable center-right. For the elections in the fall will count mainly on how well the parties could mobilize their base. Observers also agree that a "hot summer" – about a new wave of refugees – could change the topics of economy radically.
for the time being, but the parties, which traditionally rely on social policy and want to use your Momentum. The Young liberals are working on a people's initiative to AHV, the young green liberal as well.
And the Juso, the winner of the hour working on their "Revolution". Tamara Funiciello says it this way: "The Büezer neither more AHV have even more reward if you vote against other Büezer with another Pass. That's why we say: class struggle instead of xenophobia."
Created: 21.05.2019, 10:00 PM