triggered by his Comments on the possible increase in the top tax rate the Minister of Finance Scholz opposition to the coalition partners. Economy Minister Altmaier warned of "poison for the economy".
the Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, has brought a higher taxation of Top earners in the game. If the "very high" income, the top rate of tax "a moderate increase of three percentage points to 45 increases, I'd be only fair," said Scholz of the weekly newspaper "die Zeit".
The SPD politician pointed out that the top tax rate was during the times of the former Federal Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, at 56 percent, and today it was 42 percent.
The social Democrats had already offered during the negotiations to form a coalition with the Union that an abolition of the solidarity surcharge might be an increase in the top tax rate against funded.