Wealthy Germans launch petition for higher taxes

"Some rich Germans have launched a web petition to call for the resumption of a wealth tax to help the country bounce back from an economic crisis, because, as one said, he had 'a lot of money I do not need.' [...] [Retired physician Dieter Lehmkuhl] got the idea when Berlin stumped up billions of euros to save banks and give the recession-hit economy a boost. Lehmkuhl said, 'It made me mad to think that we suddenly found all this money for the banks, money that we did not have before for urgent programmes like education and the environment.' [Dr. Lehmkuhl] would like Germany to have its own version of the the US group United for a Fair Economy."


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