The new CDU-Chairman, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to keep the German economy with a tax cut before a downturn. “We need to consider how we can strengthen the domestic economy and our competitive situation, we said, the tax burden for enterprises to reduce a companies tax reform”, the world on Sunday.

you don’t understand that Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) provides tax relief only in the case of an economic downturn. “It would make more sense to allow this discharge from the very beginning and not to wait only to the fact that the economy is weaker,” said Kramp-Karrenbauer.

The trade war between the US and China put German industry under pressure. At the same time Germany was the social market economy in a system competitive with the Chinese economy. “All of these are developments that we need to tackle actively,” said the CDU Chief.

Kramp-Karrenbauer also criticised the SPD and the left party, who oppose a complete abolition of the solidarity surcharge. “You refer to the ten percent of the population, are not yet relieved, as the super rich,” she said. “The fact that it is often left to the smaller and medium-sized businesses that need to be relieved, they don’t tell you.”