Wealthy Germans want to pay more taxes to help recovery

Let’s just say you don’t see petitions like this ever day. They are taking their petition which has been signed by a few dozen wealthy Germans and will deliver it to Chancellor Angela Merkel. Whether you agree or disagree, it’s a rare example of unity of a nation to pull through a tough situation. You really have to read the whole story because it’s really amazing. BBC:

The group say the financial crisis is leading to an increase in unemployment, poverty and social inequality.

Simply donating money to deal with the problems is not enough, they want a change in the whole approach.

“The path out of the crisis must be paved with massive investment in ecology, education and social justice,” they say in the petition.


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