Contents page 1 — a Chaotic, unjust, and power hostile page 2 — “The Work is worth it since hardly” page 3 solutions are expensive, unfair and complicated On a page

Andrea Nahles read touched with both hands on the lectern in the middle of the day, clears his throat once more, then you go: The top earners have enough money, which could weigh on quiet stronger. The top rate of tax should in future be 100 per cent. And in the case of the super 120 percent. Who was at the very top and the income continue to increase, the would be deducted for each additional earned Euro to 1.20 Euro. It was hard, but fair.

The SPD-politician has finished her speech, as a storm of indignation is going to break. Union, politicians, business associations and Economists criticize your suggestions. They are “power hostile”, “unfair” and contrary to all the rules of the market economy talks””. Nahles had to be “crazy”.

Clearly, this speech has never existed. No one calls for a tax rate of 100 or even 120 percent. Something similar to Crazy, there are already. Just not the top earners, but the people at the bottom of the income distribution. Often 80, 90 or 100 percent of your salary will be deducted elsewhere. In some cases, the inclusion of a work also means that you have to Spend at the end of the month less money. Those who stay at home on social benefits, then better.

It’s just a lot of discussions about a Reform of the welfare state, more money for the recipients of Hartz IV, less penalties, or a new qualifying measures. Little of this is the speech that the state makes, of all things, the human life difficult, who want to take their fate into their own hands. In this case, the actually performance is hostile and unjust and contrary to all the rules of the market economy.

The case of the welfare state, particularly where different services come together. An example: A single woman with two children works part time and earns around 1,300 euros gross per month. She has, in addition, entitled to housing benefit, child benefit and child allowance. If one adds up the own net income from work and social benefits, would be this a Single to 2.070 euros, you actually may have.

This article dates back to the TIME no 09/2019. Here you can read the entire issue.

What would happen if you were to work longer, and significantly more 2,500 Euro would earn – so, for example, gross? The bottom line is that you would have as much money available as before. Because you would have to taxes and social security contributions, and at the same time less living would benefit and child Supplement that would be worth your whole effort financially. She didn’t have a Euro more – but less time for their children.

The example comes from a report by the Institute for employment and occupational research (IAB), which contains many other cases with similar devastating results (see graphics). The report shows that Many people can double their own income from work or tripled and yet have none of it. The social system does not support this by its own efforts from the lowest income area of the sand. It hinders you, or punished you instead.