Die dümmste Regierung Europas - Können wir die Ampel stoppen?
hello and welcome to the first episode of better times the newsreel was broken after the summer break yes the third relief package for which the traffic light is patting itself on the back was hardly closed when prices on the european gas markets shot up again by more than 30 percent the reason russia will act as revenge for the western economic sanctions that's exactly what it's all about in the foreseeable future, of course, no longer supplying gas through mainz German gas imports from Russia have been set to zero we no longer get any gas from Russia yes, anyone who has heard too many baerbock talks might think it's a great thing now we are finally independent of putin's gas well and the consequences are all manageable we're trying to handle the government assigns us make or how upper smooth talker did it in his inimitable way s already expressed it could be a bit jerky yes we have to make an effort and under no circumstances should we take a shower for too long but then everything will work out yes our great hab meischberger have you seen a competent economics minister he can really dream of in any country well well and since just now I've also been having the problems we're getting everything under control at least we're getting so much great american fracking gas little hook it has great prices above all the us fracking industry earns 200 million euros on every ship that casts off for europe and yes a large part of this gas ends up in German gas storage tanks, which in the end normal consumers and of course the companies who use the gas have to pay for, but no problem, the government has just passed the third relief package for us, after what should we then worry about rising gas prices 65 billion euros are said to be mobilized around the people n in Germany from hardship and only to be protected so I can go happily into the winter no we can't I think on the contrary our country is approaching an economic and social catastrophe and this incompetent government is tempting people with small amounts and above all with vague promises because that's the biggest part of the package she's trying to calm you down and i think we shouldn't fall for that of course it's good that pensioners and students are now also receiving one-off payments and the one-off heating cost subsidy for housing benefit recipients of a good 400 euros is of course that a help for those who receive it but the question arises as to what the more than 98.5 percent of the population who do not receive housing benefit are actually doing their heating costs are exploding, for example it is not clear there is even more relief and improvements, for example with child benefit and it is becoming next year some tax break also give an increase d he Hartz 4 sentences whereby one also asks oneself how these poorest of the poor and these are the Hartz 4 recipients are actually supposed to survive the remaining almost four months of this year but there are serious problems not only where the income has hardly been so far Over the month, those who already had the first discount increases for electricity and gas in their mailboxes and I think most of you are, at least as far as they heat with gas, and who knows that this is just the beginning and who else will follow growing anxiety in the stomach area has just filled up his car with the suspicion that the government is currently pouring out a lot of self-praise over the people that's not even a drop in the ocean according to a study by the research institute for thermal insulation in munich and guess what, they have a clue residents of poorly insulated single-family houses, i.e. older single-family houses, have to be prepared for this Gas heating and hot water in the future will devour up to 12,000 euros a year and in an apartment if you don’t have super insulation it can be over 5000 euros hey 5000 euros a year just for heating a medium-sized floor riad because that’s the numbers please and they exploding costs for electricity for fuel for groceries they come on top of that and then there is the celebrated relief package that turns out to be a nice sounding mix vague announcements non-binding promises can be hoped that they will be implemented but because the usually quite unclear when and maybe even if even the 65 billion that the government is carrying around is a fake I took a look at it in the budget and in this year and the next it's just 32 billion that's the thing the government spends in real terms to finance this relief package, the rest is accounted for by bookings en third and then an understanding yes what has unfortunately not been caught up to now is for example the successor to the neuro ticket there you can include the contributions of the states only the states have not yet promised what they pay how much they pay whether they participate at all and even more concretely, with the electricity price brake, it would actually be more than overdue given the skyrocketing electricity prices and maybe we have to explain again why the electricity price has actually risen so extremely in the last few months, of course the government even announced it at some point the price of electricity is also getting cheaper and cheaper dandelions and that has little to do with market mechanisms and very much to do with a completely idiotic eu rule and according to this eu speech and that is the main reason why electricity prices are so high according to these eu rules it is always the most expensive thing power plant the electricity price that is as long as only one gas power plant electricity p Produces the gas power plant, which is currently the most expensive because the gas price has risen the most, which determines the price that all electricity producers get and in this respect, of course, the higher the gas price, the greater the reibach from the remaining nuclear power operators, but also from the producers of renewables Energy and even the coal-fired power plants all of that hasn’t become more expensive at all, or only slightly in the case of coal, but by no means as much as with gas, yes, and since the price of gas is rising so nicely, that’s nice, at least in the sense of the shareholders of these company-wide stock corporations as long as the price of gas rises and gas-fired power plants generate electricity and as a rule you need them as long as everyone earns, and to an unprecedented extent according to serious calculations, the electricity producers in Germany will make a whole 50 billion euros more profits this year than the average of the whole last years 50 milli arden that is almost as much as the entire relief package and i was still you have to see these 50 billion are being taken out of the pockets of the citizens the payment alone as for pensioners normal employees all pay that and that are extra profits that are not the normal profits are the profits on top of that because of a completely stupid eu rule, so if you are a shareholder in such a company, the crisis can apparently be endured quite well, but even the federal government has already noticed that it may not really be decent for small teeth of low-income pensioners to fleece with exorbitant electricity bills so that rwe and co can earn themselves stupid and stupid and that's why there should be an electricity price brake now for an announcement but we shouldn't be happy too early now it's a bit exaggerated because correctly you have to say there should be one at some point Put a brake on electricity prices because first of all you have to internally at the traffic light, you can even agree on how high the electricity price should be that is guaranteed and how high the quota is because it is not intended for the entire electricity consumption but only for a certain proportion, so everything is very complicated and with the debate about it You can definitely spend many many more nightly meetings just about these questions and even if the traffic lights should have agreed at some point and if you should know what you are really choosing in brussels the signs come to a common denominator that the traffic lights will do all this before they are hoped to be voted out in 2025 the standing is rather bad really impressive the courage with which our government is tackling the problems and of course things are different in france the price of electricity will be in february Of course, 2022 to February 2023 will not increase by a maximum of four percent and that because the state decided that in february macro asked permission if he could do that too so an idea like that really just comes up our great traffic light government also spain and portugal introduced state energy price caps in may well well let's see in germany and it is even worse when it comes to fuel, the coalition has obviously agreed to let the shameless rip-off of the mineral oil companies run completely unhindered and you have to know that the additional profits of the mineral oil industry in Germany are estimated at 38 billion euros for this year and this is also the case the emphasis on addition so more than in the last few years 38 billion euros more, for God's sake, in a market that works so well, of course, one must not intervene, although price-increasing interventions are obviously always allowed, so the tolerant voter is already pleased that the CO2 tax thanks to the relief package at the beginning of next year, not again extra but the idea should rise to the idea that in view of skyrocketing energy prices the whole co2 pricing, which leads to an additional increase in price, is because that one could perhaps throw it in the bin the real thing would be the traffic lights of course never governments have to be so crazy obviously get it many of our neighboring countries are better off in many of them, incidentally, inflation is also significantly lower than in germany, for example the french tank discount, for example, it obviously goes down well with consumers back in the summer, when we still had a tank discount, the french prices were well below the german ones and on september 1st, when the prices really shot up here, the french discount was raised from 18 to 30 cents currently the difference to france at the pump is a good 40 cents per liter with diesel and petrol 40 cents per liter it's worth it and that is now really quite a stick money other europeans che countries that do not cap energy prices are at least making efforts to skim off the shameless additional profits of these crises beneficiaries, i.e. through so-called profit taxes, some even do both, at least in great britain, italy, spain, greece, romania and hungary in all these countries, profit taxes were introduced, i.e. special taxes that these additional profits the companies, due to market failures, it doesn’t matter this year with the crisis they are skimming it off at least partially, yes, the expected income is not overwhelming, but they are not peanuts either, if you convert them to German economic output, then there are between eleven and 40 billion euros into the state treasury so it's different how this is designed around taxes on profits between eleven and 40 billion yes that wouldn't prevent the misery but it would definitely be better than nothing but Germany exists except for the va gene announcements for the electricity market not only no plans for a profit tax, our green superstar minister hamburg even came up with an extra bargain for the energy companies namely the gas surcharge so a kind of profit bonus that's what you have to call it for them energy industry that the battered gas consumers should then also pay on top of that so you have to come up with such an idea first and meanwhile you even know that this great law was written by the lobbyists of the energy industry themselves, well, wonderful self-service republic of germany has to be fair for once, yes it it's not the first time that interested companies write the laws that affect them themselves we've had that before with bank mode, of course it always resulted in a disaster, but that's new the responsible minister and such corrupt measures with such an unctuous smile clear al sold as a solidarity pact s the scandal broke, the ministers were a bit embarrassed and he has since announced improvements we are waiting anxiously but if you follow all this then you can really only come to the conclusion that we obviously have one of the stupidest governments in all of europe or even one the socially ignorant who pretty much ignores the living situation of the people in our country and these differences in politics of course also have to do with how strong the pressure is so of course we are still afraid of a resumption of the yellow vest movement is nagging at him and only because of this and not because the french president has a better social conscience is the situation in france different than in this country and from this it follows that what is needed is very clear we here in germany also have to defend ourselves and protest when the traffic light comes on should be prevented from causing more harm in the Czech Republic were vo r recently 70,000 people in the capital on the streets i am firmly convinced if we could manage that in berlin the top political personnel would consider whether they want to keep making vague promises and interrogating people with cheap hygiene tips of course it is