Friday, February 1, 2013
"Guillotine Tax" - German left party demanding 100% Tax on any income amount over 500.000 Euros.
"Guillotine Tax" - German left party demanding 100% Tax on any income amount over 500.000 Euros.HT: TundraTabloids.Germany’s socialist Left party want a 100 percent tax on anyone earning over €500,000 and will be including the policy in their general election campaign platform, a newspaper reported on Friday.
“We are suggesting that no-one should earn over 40 times the societal minimum,” said The Left’s co-leader Katja Kipping in the party’s draft election platform, which was seen by regional newspaper the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung.
The party paper said the total tax on those taking home over €40,000 per month would be used to fund social welfare and investing in the country’s future.
“Explosive inequality is threatening democracy,” said co-leader Bernd Riexinger. “I call capping income at half a million euros a democracy tax.”
The upcoming campaign for Germany’s election in September was going to be one focused on wealth redistribution, said Riexinger.
The Left, born from a merger of former East German communists and disgruntled trade unionists, has struggled to raise its profile under its new leadership after failing to make political capital from the global financial crisis. It sits in the Bundestag and several state parliaments, but failed to win representation in Lower Saxony last month. Hmmmm.....I hear Obama is hiring, sounds like a perfect candidate."Ah ! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira,"Read the full story here.