Updated: 07/12/202110:40 pm
CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt contradicts the demands of the Union chancellor candidate Armin Laschet in an interview with Merkur. The closed conference is eagerly awaited.
Munich – It crunches before the monastery retreat in Seeon: The CSU insists on tax relief and reminds the Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet of the joint election program. Solos away, relieve families, protect single parents: State group leader Alexander Dobrindt calls for concrete measures from the next government.
On Wednesday Laschet will be a guest at the CSU, he will travel to Seeon for the Bundestag members’ retreat. Actually, it should be a harmonious appearance, also non-chancellor candidate Markus Söder will be there. With an ARD interview beforehand, however, Laschet triggered unrest in the CSU. There will be no tax increases and no tax breaks, he announced. The latter was not discussed.
Alexander Dobrindt insists on “tax relief”
In an interview with our editorial team, regional group chief Dobrindt distanced himself from Laschet’s sentences. “I understood him to mean that growth, innovation and new dynamism are our common goals,” he said. “This is what it says in the election program. This includes tax relief. ”Dobrindt made it clear that this will definitely remain an issue for the next electoral term. “We have to generate economic growth in order to get out of the crisis.” To do this, the next government must improve the framework conditions for investments for companies. “We also want to give a clear relief signal for the middle of society.”
Specifically, the CSU demands two more points. The spouse splitting is to be expanded and increased by a child splitting. “The tax-free allowance for children should be as high as it is for adults,” said Dobrindt. He also called for greater support from single parents. “By 2023, the relief amount for single parents should rise to 5000 euros,” said Dobrindt. He also opposed Laschet’s attempt to let landlords share in the tenants’ CO2 costs. “The SPD wanted to split it halfway between tenants and landlords, which we refused. That would be a system change: Consumption costs are costs that lie with the tenant, ”said Dobrindt. Instead, the aim is to encourage landlords to invest in modern, economical heating systems and renewable energies.
Alexander Dobrindt attacks the Greens: “Lack of strength”
In the debate over Chancellor candidate Baerbock, Dobrindt accused the Greens of failure. “The communication strategy of the Greens has failed completely: first deny, then abuse others, then admit – that clearly destroys acceptance,” he said in an interview with our editorial team. “This is especially true for those who like to raise their moral index finger like the Greens.” According to the CSU politician, the CSU politician does not expect a switch to Habeck’s candidacy for chancellor: “The Greens lack the strength to make such a change.” Dobrindt affirmed that he has “some personal sympathy” for a coalition with the SPD and FDP. “There must also be a government option without the Greens. The German coalition offers this possibility and could be an extremely exciting project. “