Offbeat: SPD and GREEN press FDP for concessions with over -profit tax

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SPD and GREEN urge the coalition partner FDP to give up resistance to over -profit tax. "The SPD will take a new attempt to introduce an over -profit tax for corporations that are enriched by the crisis," said party leader Saskia Esken of the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" on Saturday. Green boss Ricarda Lang said on Sunday on ZDF that such a tax could be financed for citizens in autumn.

SPD und Grüne drängen den Koalitionspartner FDP, den Widerstand gegen eine Übergewinnsteuer aufzugeben. © Christian Spicker SPD and Greens urge the coalition partner FDP to give up the resistance to over -the oversight tax.

with a view to the FDP said Lang: "Everyone has to be ready to jump over their shadow." In view of the growing burdens for many people, the FDP must put back concerns about such a tax. Now the following must apply: "Justice first, consider second."

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A tax is understood as a tax that is skilled in profits from corporations that are above a certain value. The SPD and the Greens want to skim off the unusually high profits of some energy companies as a result of the high energy prices.

Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner is against an over -profit tax. The FDP chief had warned this week that such a delivery would open "door and gate for the arbitrariness in the tax system".

"I know Mr. Lindner's objections," said Esken, but emphasized: "The fact that companies benefit from the crisis without their own performance is an imbalance that we have to get to." "It should not be" accepted that energy companies collect crisis gains at a time when the state stabilizes gas suppliers with a solidarity award or even with tax money. This is rightly perceived as great injustice. "

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Greens boss Lang also justified her demand with the upcoming gas surcharge. Companies that import gas from Russia should be able to pass on additional costs from October by the procurement of gas from other sources. Economic Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) recently said that he assumed additional costs of several hundred euros for private households.

"If we make a gas surcharge, further relief must come," said Lang. The coalition had to get it on the way for low -income households in autumn. "Then we are now making an over-profit tax," she said.

also SPD parliamentary group leader Rolf Mützenich spoke out to finance further relief for the population through an over-profit tax for electricity companies. "To secure social peace in Germany, we have to Support and relieve them precisely, "said Mützenich to the Funke newspapers on Sunday." These under There is no support for zero tariff, we all have to contribute to our part. "This applies" all the more for power companies that are currently overlapping ".

Finance Minister Lindner rejected claims for a stronger increase in Hartz IV rates at the weekend. "Spread more money to distribute more money, we lack the funds," said Lindner of the "Bild am Sonntag". Because of the rising prices alone, the Hartz IV control set increases, "rent and heating take over the taxpayer anyway."

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