Berlin (AP) - Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier wants to continue to fight for his model of a complete abolition of the solidarity surcharge. This announced the CDU politician on Monday in Berlin.
He linked this with criticism of statements by Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD). Scholz had told the "Bild am Sonntag" that a "tax cut for millionaires" was not on the agenda.
Altmaier said that it was about relieving many medium-sized companies: "Many of them are not millionaires." The model of Scholz is not enough. It is also about the credibility of politics. He received a lot of support for his plans. The Minister of Economic Affairs now wants to insist that there are still changes in the parliamentary procedure, as he said.
According to CSU boss Markus Söder, the black-and-red coalition round had agreed to bring the plans for soli-dismantling to Scholz's model as a bill into the cabinet. Scholz wants to cancel the solos for 90 percent of the payer, another 6.5 percent should pay him only partially from 2021 - the higher the income, the more. Altmaier had presented a roadmap for a complete soli-out by 2026.