VDMA: Complete abolition of solidarity surcharge would be a "good first step"

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The economy is cooling down. Moreover, the uncertainties surrounding the election results in the USA are not diminishing. VDMA chief economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers calls on the federal government to finally prove its willingness and ability to act.

"It's a truism: mistakes are made in good times. Unfortunately, the Grand Coalition is no exception and has either set the wrong political accents or has been primarily concerned with itself. The forecast of the German Council of Economic Experts confirms this: The economy is cooling down.

"The complete abolition of solidarity surcharge would be a good first step that taxpayers have been waiting too long for."

Moreover, the uncertainties surrounding the election results in the USA are not diminishing. In short, the government must finally prove its willingness and ability to act. The complete abolition of solidarity surcharge would be a good first step for which taxpayers have been waiting too long."