Wissing wants to attract voters with tax cuts

Tax notice, via dts
Tax notice, via dts
According to the will of its general secretary-designate Volker Wissing, the FDP should go into the election campaign in 2021 with the demand for comprehensive tax cuts.

“Our corporate tax rates are no longer competitive internationally. We have an exorbitantly high tax burden for medium-sized businesses, ”Wissing told the“ Süddeutsche Zeitung ”(Wednesday edition).

Against this background he was "stunned by the SPD's proposals to raise taxes". However, the CDU wants "tax relief only when it has a partner with whom it can be ensured that this will not happen". Wissing wants to avoid another legislative period in the opposition. "The FDP is a ruling party," said Wissing. As a party of the “balance in the middle”, the FDP has a “competitive disadvantage compared to extreme positions” in the opposition. Wissing was open to both a Jamaica alliance with the Union and the Greens and a traffic light coalition with the Greens and the SPD. However, he highlighted the differences with the Greens. If its chairman, Robert Habeck, calls private homes obsolete, that is an “extreme” position. "The Greens have to forego such positions if they want to enter a government with the FDP." After the 2017 federal elections, the FDP left exploratory talks about a Jamaica alliance. At a party conference this Saturday, Wissing is to replace Linda Teuteberg as Secretary General at the request of FDP leader Christian Lindner. The 50-year-old is Economics Minister in Rhineland-Palatinate, where the FDP co-governs in a traffic light coalition.