After being responsible for creating the problem in the first place? That just means taking away and burning more of the money of the people you’re doing the “easing” for. All “free” stuff is like that.
Germany’s SPD plans new steps to ease energy price impact, document shows – Germany’s ruling Social Democrats (SPD) will propose further measures to help its citizens cope with rising energy prices, including another discounted national transport ticket, a document seen by Reuters showed on Sunday.
Households are facing higher energy costs after the German gas market operator set a levy from October to help utilities cover the cost of replacing Russian supplies.
With energy prices rising following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the government has already introduced two relief packages this year, including a 9 euro ($8.96) transport ticket allowing travel anywhere in Germany that expires on Aug. 31.