Why Socialism In Germany Is Failing?

Because that’s just what socialism does. Wherever and whenever it is tried. Früher oder später (sooner or later).

And this is supposed to be news?

Why Germany’s socialists are failing – Socialist political parties have been celebrating election victories in Portugal, Spain and Colombia, and are on the rise in France. In Germany, the far-left can only dream of such successes.

Why Eastern Germans Feel Closer To Russia?

My guess is it’s because they are closer to Russia. Western Germany is further away. Get it?

What’s behind eastern Germans’ empathy for Russia? – For decades, many in former East Germany felt closer to Russia than their western compatriots. But opposition to Russia’s war on Ukraine now outweighs historical grievances about the West…

East Germans’ residual suspicion of the West and sympathy for Russia are visible in plenty of surveys, especially those that date from before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A survey carried out by pollster Forsa in July 2021 found that 50% of eastern Germans would have liked Germany to have closer ties with Russia, compared to only 25% of western Germans.

SPD

Socialists Pretending to like Democracy? Sleazy Politicians in Denial? Shallow, Phony and Dishonest?

Yes to all three, I’d say. And the WC on the picture rocks too.

The SPD is the Reason Germany is always afraid – Berlin hesitates on everything because of its ruling party’s identity problems.

German Of The Day: Sozi

That’s short for Social Democrat. And that’s short for Socialist. And that’s short for the big spending of other people’s money. Or “redistribuiton,” if you prefer.

Olaf Scholz is a Sozi.

Social Democrat Olaf Scholz elected as German chancellor – German lawmakers elected Social Democrat Olaf Scholz as new chancellor on Wednesday, ending 16 years of conservative rule under Angela Merkel and paving the way for a pro-European coalition government which has vowed to boost green investment.

The FDP Decides

It seems pretty clear to me who the next German Finance Minister will be.

Their boss, Christian Linder, will get the job. If he doesn’t, it won’t come to this odd coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP.

Lindner and the FDP stand for low taxes, debt limitation and a hard line towards Germany’s European partners. The climate crisis is to be addressed by private investment and carbon pricing. The Greens, by contrast, have put climate first – and for that reason advocate large-scale investment, lifting Germany’s “debt brake”, and a pro-European policy that continues the steps taken in 2020 towards common, debt-financed investment policy. It is precisely in these policy areas – where the differences between the Greens (and the SPD) and the FDP are greatest – that the finance ministry is critical.

German Of The Day: Fünfprozenthürde

That means the “five percent hurdle.” A political party has to get at least five percent of the votes in order to get seats in the German Bundestag.

The Left Party (communists pretending not to be communists) received only 4.9 percent in yesterday’s election so they’re out. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer party. Don’t let the door hit you and all that.

So, with them gone, the local Berlin vote to pass the non-binding referendum to expropriate real estate companies (already deemed illegal by Germany’s highest court) takes on an even more fantastic touch.

Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants – Berliners cast their referendum votes on whether to nationalize thousands of housing units owned by real estate giants. After counting 27% of the votes, results found that over half voted yes while just 39% voted no.

Real Bourgeois Socialists Overtake Fake Bourgeois Socialists

Hauptsache (the main thing) is that bourgeois socialists remain in power. More free stuff appears to be on the way.

Germany election: SPD overtakes Merkel’s CDU in polls for first time in 15 years.

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) has moved ahead of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the polls for the first time in fifteen years.

The SPD was polling at 23% while the CDU was one point behind at 22%, according to figures released on Tuesday by Forsa.

German Of The Day: Den Himmel Auf Erden Haben

That means “having Heaven on Earth” and that’s an idiom that could only come from Germany.

They’ve tried at least two forms of German socialism creating Heaven on Earth already that I know of. They failed miserably at both, of course. But at least they tried, people.

‘Heaven on earth’ and other German expressions – The pandemic has been dominating headlines over the year, but our planet is also begging for attention. To honor Earth Day, here are a few “down-to-earth” idioms from the German language.

We’re From Berlin’s “Red-Redder-Green” City Government And We’re Here To Help

And now you have to pay back the rest of the rent you didn’t have to pay this past year or so, sorry about out that.

Our unconstitutional rent control plan was bat shit crazy from the start but at least we meant well, and that’s the main thing.

Angry Berlin renters protest court ruling – A decision by Germany’s constitutional court has sparked fears among renters that they could now be hit with sudden rent increases.

We’re From The Berlin City Government

The “red-red-green” city government. And we’re here to help.

Control

A disaster foretold – After a year, Berlin’s experiment with rent control is a failure. Rents may be down, but so is the supply of homes.

”I WORRY ABOUT Berlin,” says Rolf Buch, a born and bred Rhinelander. The chief executive of Vonovia, Europe’s biggest residential-property firm, thinks that the city’s policy of capping rents has achieved very little good, but caused severe collateral damage. Even if the federal Constitutional Court declares the rent cap unconstitutional in the next few months, as many expect it to do, Berlin will not go back to the status quo ante. Protests are here to stay, Mr Buch reckons.