Money, consultation fee and pension rights

On Sunday, the Federal Government meet in Koaltionsrunde the chancellery. It is about looking after money, consultation fee and pension rights of parents. The political practice of compromise hints that the time has ran of back to the taxpayers.

Sunday meeting at the chancellery in Berlin threatens with a mess of a special kind.Despite conspicuous service to the preference of the target zero debt at the federal level, especially a large spending package is adopted. The CSU finally gets her precious care benefits.

This costs the federal government each year 1.7 billion euros. The FDP is rewarded in return with the abolition of the practice fee. The health insurance companies lose 2 billion euros annually. Thus the major partner in Triple Alliance, the CDU, not too short, the pension rights of parents whose were born before 1992, was increased. In 2030, the notional expenditure as this social power will amount to 7 billion euros a year. Farewell to the national debt by an austerity policy that sets life on credit at the expense of the future!

Renunciation of excessive social benefits, financed with loans! More ownership for the design of social systems and their adaptation to changing demographics! We continue what has been practiced by generations of politicians of different persuasions of wellness policy.

The result is far more than € 2 trillion of securitized debt, and a far higher amount of hidden debt in the pension and health systems. Politics is too stupid to learn from past mistakes. On the other hand, the voters are so stupid that they prefer through leveraged promises lure than by sound fiscal policies.

Anyone who follows the debate on pensions of the Social Democrats, must there also question the intellectual honesty. Still pursuing a strong current in the SPD, the goal of lowering the retirement age again. In addition, the compromise adopted in the party executive who wants to prevent a reduction in 2020 the net pension level would lead to an increase in premiums of around 3 percentage points.

Without the Agenda 2010 policy, which was launched in 2003, the German labour market would not have become so flexible.