CDU politician Friedrich Merz said in an interview that he thinks tax increases are possible.
He also spoke on the subject of the CDU chairmanship.
Berlin - In the
, the federal government
for state aid such as
In an interview with Handelsblatt,
CDU chancellor candidate Friedrich Merz
about possible tax increases.
Nobody can say in what state the
finances will be in 2022
, but a
"We are not allowed to
in Germany now
." The SPD had dared to make a corresponding attempt to
for high earners.
Merz rejects this.
The regulation mainly affects small and medium-sized enterprises, which puts jobs at risk.
However, even the CDU politician, who is known to be business-friendly, can
in the future.
In the current situation, it is also dubious to announce tax cuts or to
in the interview.
Coronavirus will affect the household for a long time due to school admission
*, in short the “black zero”, is
“In the long term, a balanced budget must also be achievable,” he says.
However, the impact of the
* will also be
in the future
We will not get out of this crisis
as quickly as
out of the
and added: "We are using the exception
now and in the coming year
, we should comply with them again from 2022."
in the interview
will run for a Bundestag mandate in 2021
He will only “decide after the federal party congress” about this.
There it is clear whether
Merz will be
elected party chairman or whether he will
CDU foreign politician Norbert Röttgen
is confident in this context: "I'm playing for victory, not for space," he explains.
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