9 out of 10 Germans find austerity absolutely necessary, as long as they are not affected themselves

9 out of 10 Germans find austerity absolutely necessary, as long as they are not affected themselves

Munich – Germany knows what to do in times of crisis. According to a recent survey conducted by the polling institute Opinion Control hold around 88 percent of all Germans a policy of austerity for the only proven means to combat high government debt. Simultaneously, a similar number of respondents ( 92 % ) spoke out against such a policy, if they themselves were affected. ‘ Yes, the lazy Greeks are having to tighten their belts just close now,’ explains about Maria F. of Cologne.’ Pensions down, taxes up, officials sacked, close hospitals.’ The question of their own propensity to save, if Germany would be in a similar situation, F. considers an impertinence.’ I can not help it if the policy makes mistakes. Alas, my pension will be reduced or someone dares to raise my taxes ! Then I am with torch and pitchfork in the street ! But something of !’

‘ crisis countries have to save until it crashes’ ​​, also finds Bernd Krambs from Trier. He is convinced:’ Only those who adamantly saves, it creates out of the crisis. That’s logical. One can not live on his circumstances precisely.’ However,

This applies only as long as other countries and not Germany are affected. When a crisis in Germany, however,’ would have immediately a huge stimulus package forth to stimulate the economy’, so Krambs.’ Just as 2008/2009. That savings in such a moment does not work, you can see that yes to Greece’

More 83 percent of respondents also indicates that Germany -. Similar also in 1953 – should definitely get a haircut, if it ever again would be so deeply in debt that bankruptcy is imminent.

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