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What if red-red-green comes? Then the perfect storm threatens Germany

2021-09-23T09:20:07.206Z

The SPD and the Greens refuse to rule out a coalition with the left. Just a negotiation poker to get the FDP cheaper in a traffic light coalition? A comment.



The SPD and the Greens refuse to rule out a coalition with the left.

Just a negotiation poker to get the FDP cheaper in a traffic light coalition?

A comment.

Laschet laughs: If this election campaign, which will end in four days, had a key scene, it was the impossible smirk of the Union Chancellor candidate in the flood zone.

It is already clear that the Union will have to pay dearly for this.

But maybe not just them.

With red-red-green threatens Germany the perfect storm - then it will be expensive for everyone

It may well be that the Union would benefit from a few years of renewal in the opposition. And an SPD-led traffic light coalition would not be a misfortune for the country. Deeply unsettling, however, is the increasingly real possibility that the industrial nation Germany, which faces tough global competition, could soon be ruled by an alliance of red-red-green adventurers for whom Olaf Scholz would only be the bourgeois fig leaf. A coalition agreement in which the SPD continues to increase the tax burden, which is already record high, the Greens prescribe the technologies allowed in the companies and the left under Trotskyist Janine Wissler enforces the expropriation of the housing industry, will be as certain as the amen in the church an exodus of businesses and the loss of many jobs.The German economy, groaning under the world's highest electricity and energy costs, chip shortages and delivery bottlenecks, is already struggling not to lose touch with the emerging Asian economic area after Corona. It is not for nothing that the renowned “Economist” is warning of the decline of the Germans who have become complacent under Angela Merkel.

While the leadership of the left is rushing to clear hurdles for such an alliance (such as the no to Bundeswehr missions abroad), Olaf Scholz and Annalena Baerbock, who have long appeared in TV rounds like Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, firmly refuse a clear no to Red- Red Green.

Perhaps to lower the price of the FDP's entry into government.

But maybe also because they feel the pressure of their left base and in the end do not have the strength to withstand it after the election.

Then it will be expensive for everyone.

Especially for citizens and businesses who do not live on state alms, but have to earn their own money.

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Source: merkur

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