Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) has received for its plans, a basic pension and support from his own party. Criticism came, however, from the Union and by the Opposition. The Greens doubt the financial viability, the FDP holds the project for Unger.
salvation concept is 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.
“The SPD pur”, called the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister President Malu Dreyer (SPD) of the plans of their party colleagues in the ARD on Sunday evening. People who worked for so long, would have to have at the end of a pension, the lying about the reason backup. Also SPD Deputy, Karl Lauterbach, defended the Plan of salvation. CDU and CSU wanted to give a gift to the abolition of the solidarity surcharge on the richest percent of the population, with tens of billions of euros, the politician told the Passauer Neue Presse. “The Union wants to lower taxes for the Rich. The SPD wants to help the poorest pensioners.”
the CDU and CSU, the high cost of the proposed basic pension to criticize. CDU budget politician Eckhardt Rehberg said of 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.
Three-to four-million current and future pensioners are expected to benefit from the basic pension. Labour Minister 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.
“. also top earners ran”
is A point of criticism of the Union that the concept of the coalition agreement, The contract provides expressly for a means test. To the healing want to be without. CDU social politician Peter White had said on Sunday that 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”.
However, it is not the whole of the Union against the basic pension. The CDU-social wing commented positively: The Deputy leader of the Christian Democratic workforce (CDA), Christian Bäumler, told the Handelsblatt, the increase of earnings points in the case of low-wage earners is to be welcomed. “The concept is performance-based, since it is related to the acquired pension claims.” 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.”
This is the view of the German pension insurance. 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.
“came A highly successful premium”
support from the German trade Union Federation and the joint welfare Association. The Association’s managing Director Ulrich Schneider said in the Newspapers of the editorial network in Germany from a “highly successful premium”. It was the first time a model for a real basic pension “and not for a social assistance plus”.
From the Opposition, critical voices came. Green party chief Katrin Göring-Eckardt said it was a step in the right direction, but doubted the financial viability. The coalition was 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, the plans called unjust. “Then 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. FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer rejected the pension plan in the image as “unfair and populist.” Instead of doing something against old-age poverty, wool healing “huge expenditure is charged to the General public, without the working, and, has more than the one who has not done it.”