Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner has received a lot of criticism for his statements on child poverty. The Greens, in particular, accused the FDP leader of playing off the planned basic child security against integration measures. Lindner wants to combat child poverty, which is particularly widespread in migrant families, by getting the parents to work as quickly as possible. Family Minister Lisa Paus, on the other hand, called for more money for families.
Lindner makes a conciliatory proposal
On the sidelines of a citizens’ dialogue in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, where Lindner answered questions from the voters at the invitation of FDP veteran Helmut Markwort, the federal chairman surprised with a conciliatory proposal.
“We can get better at schools very quickly. We are committed to giving schools where there are special social tasks more resources,” Lindner told FOCUS online. In addition, the finance minister wants to make money available for better equipment in schools and for social workers.
Markwort calls for the family minister to be dismissed
Lindner did not want to overdramatize the dispute with Lisa Paus and her veto against his Growth Opportunities Act, which is intended to relieve entrepreneurs and boost the economy. Tough political arguments are part of the business.
Markwort, senior president of the Bavarian state parliament, was less forgiving. The 86-year-old spoke of blackmail and even called for the family minister to be dismissed.