tThe Problem for the SPD: What the party stand for?Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka, Reuters
the voters are allowed to experience: a truly left-wing SPD. A good three months prior to the Europa and Bremen-election, the social Democrats, set to the content. Higher pensions for low earners, less pressure on the unemployed, more money for children from poor families – all it has promised the party leadership prior to Sunday's annual kick-off retreat.
With the new left social policy of the Board that connects to the ailing Chairman Andrea Nahles hopes up. You want to heal the Hartz Trauma of the party, the Schröder-Era is finally forgotten, and former win back the voters – according to the Motto out of an old labor song: "Light from the dark Past, illuminates the future."
The near future looks bleak for the Democrats. For all elections this year, the polls for the SPD to predict devastating losses. Even in forever red of Bremen, the social Democrats have, after more than 70 years, maybe the Power to the CDU. It is hard to believe.
The 17-page paper of the party leadership with the title "A new social state for a new time" will not help much. So just before the vote on the European Parliament and of the citizenship in Bremen, it acts arg calculating that Enjoyed throwing right now is a long list with social democratic classics on the market – from more the minimum wage to to better opportunities in education. "Pure calculus", you might think a lot of voters. That none of the SPD's promise is clear, how it will be funded, confirmed the suspicion that a couple of hastily put together election promise to prevent the Complete demise of the party.
it would be Even worse if the social Democrats, the rediscovery of its social vein serves only as a provocation within the coalition. To imagine it is: The SPD knows that you can hardly implement anything from the concept of the Union. It is not just empty promises, hurts your credibility.
Here someone shoots up the cross, everything is Far from bad, what is proposed by the SPD-tip: Who would disagree that children from poor families need more money? Or that it is useful, Hartz-IV recipients so long to remove the covers until you crash to misery? Also, the fact that the SPD package deliverers, bike couriers, and other "Solo-self-employed" in the view, is finally right. Even the idea of a statutory entitlement to the "home office" that can help single parents. Your main problem will not solve the party with this colorful bouquet of ideas, but: What is today's social democracy actually is, what values it wants to represent?More about
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solidarity and cohesion would be examples. However, it is precisely the life of the Comrades in the Moment. In everything that happens, constantly someone cross shoots in the SPD. Especially the two Ex-party leaders, Gerhard Schröder and Sigmar Gabriel can't leave it. Also, the credibility of social democracy is damaging. Just as the permanent staff debates. Despite the worst poll numbers nationwide, only about 15 percent of someone constantly in the SPD, the question is: Who can be Chancellor? Well, if the Comrades do so, is likely to be the answer is clear: no one.