Consumer vouchers: free beer for Bad Belzig

think local politics is useless. In Vienna, the mayor in the election campaign, the commonly so-called "paper voucher" come, bring the neighbors up to 50 Euro

Consumer vouchers: free beer for Bad Belzig

think local politics is useless. In Vienna, the mayor in the election campaign, the commonly so-called "paper voucher" come, bring the neighbors up to 50 Euro that you can spend in the Corona-infested Restaurants in the city. In the Spa town of Bad Belzig in Brandenburg, there may soon be Similar. There Gustav Horn, city councillor, former head of the Union-affiliated Institute for macroeconomics and economic research and the SPD-member of the Board.

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the stimulus package the Federal government is not, well, optimal. Especially the VAT reduction was not targeted, "a lousy shot". Now he is planning a remedy for his Church: consumer vouchers to business, for ten Euro per person, to be redeemed only in Bad Belzig, and not in super markets, but in the stores that were affected by Corona, from the gym to the Chocolatier – in any case, this year, maybe even before Christmas.

In Vienna, were sold to the schnitzel vouchers soon on the Internet vouchers often went to those who wanted to anyway to the Restaurant. Horn hopes on the other hand, the fact that some is extra or in the Store, and then maybe even for 20 euros buys instead of 10.

11,000 inhabitants in the place has, the vouchers would cost around 110,000 Euro, "which is significant, but not very much," says Horn. "We also give out quick-time for a construction project." In addition, some come via the trade tax back in.

Now the Horn just needs to find a majority for his proposal. With Green, and Left, he has spoken, but that's not enough. The city Council is so fragmented that he needs the Grand coalition– soon he talks with the CDU. Let's see if the Grand coalition is not what the big.

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 21:19

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