SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz argues for: higher taxes for top earners

In the Corona crisis, the federal government had to go into huge debt. To reduce this, SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz especially wants to ask high earners to pay for his election.

SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz has announced tax increases for higher incomes from 2021 in the event of a government under his leadership. Given the many tasks that the state now has on itself, “it should be clear that people who earn a few hundred thousand euros can make a higher contribution to the financing of the community in the future,” said Scholz of the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post” (Saturday edition).

“We need a tax system that is more performance-based,” said the Treasury Secretary. “Pragmatic politics does not mean that top earners are spared and therefore incur additional debt,” explains Scholz.

Scholz is running for chancellor for the SPD in the next federal election. The party has been in a polling low for some time now, from which it is apparently recovering something. According to the ZDF political barometer, the SPD now lands at 16 percent on Sunday demand. 58 percent of the respondents approve of Scholz’s nomination. In the SPD grades this is 82 percent.

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