Reiner Holznagel, President of the Taxpayers’ Association, is in favor of allowing the tank discount and the nine-euro ticket to run for just one month instead of the intended three months. “In the end, the tank discount creates frustration with politics and the feeling of powerlessness when it comes to rising inflation,” Holznagel told the Augsburger Allgemeine.
According to the report, Holznagel sees the nine-euro ticket as a taster course for local public transport. However, it is the task of the state to provide financial support to people who have to commute to get to work and earn an income. This order does not cover the 9-euro ticket. Only the distance allowance relieves people who are forced to commute.
billions from the federal government
If the tank discount runs for three months as planned, it would cost the state up to 3.2 billion euros, Holznagel calculated. The federal government is providing 2.5 billion euros for the nine-euro ticket. Thanks to the tank discount introduced on June 1, as well as the low-cost long-term ticket, the prices for petrol and diesel initially fell faster than expected, but this week the price of diesel exceeded the threshold of 2 euros per liter again.
On the other hand, the low-cost ticket for buses, trams, S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains as well as for regional transport takes effect directly and is also very popular. According to the transport company, it has been sold 16 million times so far.
The Association of Towns and Municipalities is keen to offer a permanently discounted public transport ticket, preferably one that costs 365 euros for a year. The Bremen SPD parliamentary group has called on colleagues in the other states and in the federal government to campaign for a 365-euro ticket.
The Association of Taxpayers is a registered, non-profit association with over 200,000 members. According to his own statements, he pays attention to the efficient use of tax money and solid state financing.
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