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Low-income earners : a critique of salvation plans for the basic pension

The resistance against the plans of Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) for a basic pension grows. The Union criticized that the higher pension is to be pai

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Low-income earners : a critique of salvation plans for the basic pension

The resistance against the plans of Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) for a basic pension grows. The Union criticized that the higher pension is to be paid, without the actual need will be examined. CDU budget politician Eckhardt Rehberg said, "the picture", he can only hope that the healing had discussed his proposal with the Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD) - "and this puts him four to six billion per year". Tax increases and new debt will not make it. The Greens question the viability of the concept, the FDP considers that it is unjust. Support healing gets, however, from the CDU labour wing.

salvation plans that millions of low-to-wage earners get a higher pension. Small pensions are to be increased by up to 447 euros a month. Is entitled to the basic pension to all those who have at least 35 years of contribution payment, children's education or care activity. Three to four million current and future pensioners are to benefit. Healing expects costs in the mid single digit billions per year, financed from tax funds. Into force of the regulation is to take effect no later than 1. January 2021.

the CDU warns against "pension policy with the watering can"

The Union criticised that the proposals go far beyond the coalition agreement. The CDU had emphasized-the social politician, Peter White and on Sunday, they wanted a differentiated System, in which the pension, depending on the needs will be increased. This should be financed from the point of view of the Union about the pension scheme. CSU expert Stephan Stracke warned of a "pension policy with the watering can". In fact, the contract is written in the coalition explicitly means-tested, based on the healing but want to do without.

The Deputy Federal Chairman of the Christian Democratic workforce (CDA), Christian Bäumler, however, is in favour of salvation concept. It is oriented to "performance, as it relates to the acquired pension entitlements", and by the abolition of the means test, the administrative burden is reduced, he said the "Handelsblatt". Also, the tax financing of the CDU politician thinks is right: "The avoidance of poverty in old age is a task to carry the entire society, in solidarity. Since top earners ran.“

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party Vice-Dreyer's order: "The SPD pur"

The Rhineland-Palatinate Minister-President Malu Dreyer defended the concept of your party friend's healing. "This is SPD, pur," said the Deputy party leader on Sunday evening in the ARD. People who worked for so long, would have to have at the end of a pension, the lying about the reason backup. "The CDU is evaluated in the Moment a little differently now than we are, and what is in the coalition agreement or not, the will negotiate, on the government level."

SPD Deputy Karl Lauterbach called the criticism from the ranks of the Union is absolutely understandable. "The CDU and CSU want to with the abolition of the solidarity of the Empire of the bid with ten per cent of the population, with tens of billions of euros of gift-giving. The Union wants to lower taxes for the Rich. The SPD wants to help the poorest pensioners," he said of the "Passauer Neue Presse" (Monday). "We will act quickly and ensure that this Reform is coming."

Green party chief Katrin Göring-Eckardt said it was a step in the right direction, but doubted the financial viability. "The coalition has been received with the mothers pension II is already an expensive undertaking - it is not clear where the Financing will for the salvation of billions of basic pension to come," said the Newspapers of the Funke media group.

FDP-Chef Christian Lindner called the plans unjust: "Then it will ask at some point: If I had paid 35 years of and a relatively more paid - why the other gets a tax subsidy?", he said on Sunday evening in the ARD.

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The German pension insurance, stressed the increase of low pensions is a task for the whole society. "If a new power comes, it is intended to be fully funded from tax revenues," said a spokesman. This needs to be ensured. (dpa)

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