Municipal Budget

Bernhard Simon: ‘Despite intensive cost-saving efforts we are in a trap of futility’ in Wuppertal gapes a huge budget hole. Chamberlain Johannes Slawig has responded with the imposition of a budget freeze it immediately. Of course, the new numbers are a shock for those where this is located at the heart. We need to act now but determined and responsible and may not fall into shock, Wuppertal CDU Bundestag Group Chairman Bernhard Simon says. But this crisis is not homemade. The Administration has pointed out the bundle of cause in today’s press conference. Until recently, no one could expect that the global economic crisis is so dramatically affect on our financial situation.

The dilemma of the debt situation is that Wuppertal not to by their own bootstraps out of the swamp of debt may lead. And it is also clear that the city that is in a case of futility, is caused not by its own mismanagement, but essential tasks, the US State and Federal have, be allocated for it to provide the financial means sufficient us”, so Simon. The CDU Group calls for a thorough reform of the Unviersity. Who ordered also paid”. This principle must apply again in the future. The Federal Government must increase, for example, its share of financing for the costs of long-term unemployment.

Just so the pledged financial relief of the municipalities can occur Finally, without this burden citizens with additional taxes and fees. This is clearly a task of the Federal Government,”urged the CDU councilman. Goal in such a Community financial reform must be that cities and towns under its own power to avoid borrowing. In addition funding should not fail that the required capital due to budgetary constraints for damp communities can not be applied. We are Johannes Slawig despite intense cost-saving efforts of Chamberlain in a real case of futility. No question: We are our own efforts to fiscal consolidation must strengthen further. This alone will not be enough however. Federal and State are invited to help us. It doesn’t fit together easily, if federal and State Governments on the one hand provide billions for banks and large companies had difficulties, but leave the cities as Habitat for the citizens alone in the rain”, as Simon.

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