Dispute over federal budget reveals tense financial situation



Opposition leader Friedrich Merz

The CDU leader accused the government of failing in a dramatic situation.

(Photo: ddp/Jens Krick)

Berlin Politics is never as concrete as it is in the hours when the Federal Ministry of Finance introduces the federal budget, as it did last Tuesday. All the political ideas, demands and compromise formulas can be read in black and white on the 3289-page budget.

Chief housekeeper Dennis Rohde defended the budget for the SPD against criticism from the opposition. CDU leader Friedrich Merz accused the government of failing in a dramatic situation, spoke of the relief plans for citizens and business being a "hodgepodge of compromises at the level of the lowest common denominator".

Rohde believes that it is urgently necessary for the government to exhaust the debt leeway and provide another 65 billion euros in relief for the citizens. In the 2008 financial crisis, "a strong state helped us out of the crisis," said the SPD politician, just like in the 2020 corona crisis. The lesson: "We now need a strong state again that won't leave the citizens alone." one may have doubts.

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