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The SPD wants to abolish Hartz IV

After years of debate, to introduce the SPD in place of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder introduced the Hartz-IV-system is a "citizen money". The Board of Directors agreed on Sunday to a meeting in Berlin, voted unanimously for the new model, but in the Grand coalition with the Union for the time being no Chance of implementation. So also, the Union warned because promt: you will not "shift to the left" in the government

"We can rightfully say: We have Hartz IV is behind us, and it's not to replace only the name," said the SPD Leader Andrea Nahles. To the point of Hartz IV is a civil money model with fewer sanctions and higher benefits for older unemployed.

Who has paid for a long time, to get up to three years of unemployment money, instead of falling today after 12 or 24 months in social assistance. The previous sets of rules should, however, remain unchanged.

"This is really a new beginning," said Nahles. The state should not be perceived as a Partner, as a controller. "You see a very good-humored, positive sentiment on the party Chairman to stand here," said Nahles, who had been due to the survey lows of 15 to 17 per cent last internally.

home office

In contrast to today's System, just the younger unemployed should be able to in case of violation of requirements, not the apartment in the Wake of power cuts lose.

On assets of recipients of the Bürgergelds should not be able to be quickly accessed, such as in the case of Hartz IV, Nahles was convinced that the concept was financially viable, but stayed in the vague. In Hartz IV in 2005, the unemployment and social assistance have been placed, to push the tax burden from citizens and businessmen.

in Addition, the SPD wants to strengthen the "right to work". The unemployed are supposed to get therefore, after three months, a right to training. In addition, the social Democrats want to impose the right to work at home (home office), in order to allow more flexibility in times of digitalisation.

With a new children's basic security is intended to support primarily Single-parent better, and children of poverty to be reduced in Germany. Different benefits should not be offset against each other and a power available from a single source.


Nahles admitted that the concept of the coalition was to implement with the Union. "The first is positioning of the SPD," she said. The new concept is a result of an unprecedented renewal process. "We have listened to the people." The SPD wants to increase the minimum wage to 12 Euro.

The tips of the CDU and CSU have responded with sharp criticism. "The SPD is planning the funeral of a social market economy," said CDU Vice President, Volker Bouffier, the Funke media group. "With your desire to win back voters, she decided on a tight links course."

CSU-Chef Markus Söder criticised the fact that the basic pension model is not covered by the coalition agreement. "We are negotiating a new coalition agreement. Of course we talk to each other, but there must be no ideological shift to the left of the government," he told the newspaper "Bild am Sonntag".

warning against "backward roll"

employers ' President Ingo Kramer warned of a "backward roll in a social-political Thinking of the last century," the stalled economy and high unemployment have had. He called for the protection of the company a statutory social security contributions brake at 40 percent.

The SPD wants to win back with the new ideas of voters. Klingbeil emphasized that the SPD had to organize in times of great change and an emerging right-wing populism is the claim that "cohesion".

the profile of the SPD needed to be sharpened, was "one of the key findings that we have worked after the election." In may, the European elections and the state election in Bremen, in September and October, the Landtag elections in Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia. In the case of bad results instead of content could back - to-back debates on staff to Nahles in the focus.


Created: 10.02.2019, 22:01 Uhr

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