Juso boss Kevin Kühnert calls in the current pension debate also a contribution from deputies and state officials. These should be included in the statutory pension so as not to burden the other contributors, according to Kühnert Handelsblatt,
The debate opened the Federal Minister of Finance, Olaf Scholz (SPD). In an interview with the Photo on Sunday The Rector said that the ruling coalition wants to guarantee a guarantee of the pension level until 2040 during this legislature.
He took the results of an only used June
Pension Committee, which will present its recommendations in March 2020
Further development of pension insurance. Until then apply
the previous Union and SPD decisions: the contribution rate must be up to
2025 not more than 20 percent and the pension level is not lower than 48 percent
an average wage decrease.
Criticism of Scholz's proposal came from colleagues in the Union, as well as from different scientists. To stabilize the standard pension by 48 percent by 2040 was "unfinanzbar and unfair to the younger", said Bernd Raffelhüschen from the University of Freiburg South German newspaperAnd Axel Börsch-Supan of the Max Planck Institute for Social Policy in Munich added: "To promise a stable pension level as if it would be free, it promotes populism."
Criticism on & # 39; adventurous & # 39; plan
Union Group Chairman Volker Kauder (CDU) has also been criticized because this is also not good for the work of the pension committee, if now far-reaching demands are made on the part of the coalition partner or even threatened with an election campaign. Even Carsten Linnemann, Kauder's colleague and his deputy at the head of the Union's faction, warned the Social Democrats of false hope. "Nobody wins a choice today with expensive pension sweets," he said Passauer New Press, The citizens are informed. "And no one of the older generation wants the youngster to pay the bill." FDP leader Christian Lindner criticized the plans in the Augsburger Allgemeine as "adventurous".
Receive support Olaf Scholz however, by his party colleague Manuela Schwesig. "The current pension formula would mean that the pension falls to a level of 43 percent if the country is not so good," said the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. New newspaper OsnabrückThat is why it was good that until 2040 Scholz is committed to a pension guarantee. "All those who have been working hard every day for many years need to know that the level of pensions we have today will not drop further," she said.
According to the arguments of some economists, such as shawls and Börsch-Suppan, the costs of such stabilization would be enormous. Both expect significant additional expenses, the Max Planck scientist Börsch-Suppan put them in 2030 by more than 40 billion euros and before 2040 by then 100 billion a year. Raffelhüschen spoke of long-term costs of a good three trillion euros. In addition, the contribution to the pension fund should increase from 18.6 to 2040 to 29 percent of the gross salary. "The younger employees would be even more exhausted and the acceptance of the pension system will decrease," he said Süddeutsche,
Employer-president Ingo Kramer sees Scholz's plans in the same way: "A pension guarantee until 2040 can also cost some hundreds of billions of euros – these are unimaginable cost dimensions, with which our children and grandchildren can only get dizzy", Kramer, the editorial network Germany. He spoke of a "test" for the social security system. Even the pension package of the big coalition leads to the statutory pension insurance until 2030 to waste more than 75 billion euros.
CDU has plans for motivated parties
Börsch-Supan and Raffelhüschen are convinced that the SPD's Vice-Chancellor's plans are difficult to finance – either with an increase in the value added tax from 19 today to almost 26 percent, as proposed by Börsch-Suppan, with an extension of the working life brought in by Raffelhüschen to 73 years or an increase in the tax allowance on the pension insurance, ie tax increases.
It is unlikely that all of this will happen soon, as government spokesman Steffen Seibert announced on behalf of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Of course, a high-quality pension system is a central task of his government after 2025, it said. But they do not want to anticipate the work of the pension committee. And CDU Secretary General Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said: Scholz's initiative has simply "much to do with party tactics".
The current pension package must be approved soon
The current pension debate has nothing to do with the pension package that the big coalition is about to cancel. Again, however, there are inconsistencies between the Union and the SPD: the Federal Minister for Labor, Hubertus Heil (SPD), said in the mirror"It is known that parts of the Union have a difficult relationship with social security and the statutory pension." He referred to the statement that the package will not be adopted by the Cabinet on Wednesday, which apparently owes the coalition partner. Heil called on the Union not to postpone the package further. It provides for improvements in maternity and invalidity pensions, relief for low-paid workers in social contributions and stabilization of pension levels and premiums in 2025.
He has the impression that in the Union between economic and social politicians it is sometimes quite high, Heil said. "They need to clarify this internally, but it should not prevent the government from acting." The package needs to be approved soon, because it has to come into effect on 1 January 2019.
the FAZ One reason for the shift could be that the package could still include the announced reduction of the premium to unemployment insurance. Due to the good economic situation, a reduction in contributions has so far been agreed by 0.3 percentage points, which the Union can imagine more.