Another new post: According to “Bild”, the traffic light now cleared the way for an animal welfare officer with two employees and offices, costs for the taxpayer: around 250,000 euros a year.

According to the report, at least 15 commissioners earn more than €100,000 a year. In addition, there are employees (clerks, receptionists) and offices. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser employs three officers who cost more than 1.4 million euros a year.

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“The divided traffic light coalition obviously needs many posts to satisfy the parties and factions. Saving would actually be the order of the day at this time, ”CDU/CSU parliamentary group leader Steffen Bilger is quoted as saying.

Florian Koebler, head of the German tax union, made a similar statement this not only applies to animal welfare.”

A lot doesn’t always help a lot: “The flood of special representatives devalues ​​the office itself. You can’t shake the suspicion that these are supply posts,” says political scientist Jürgen Falter.

The price spiral keeps turning. More and more municipal utilities will raise prices in the coming year. Rising energy costs are increasingly becoming an additional burden for households and companies. FOCUS online says which public utilities are affected and what you can do about it.

By the end of January, every property owner in Germany must have completed the property tax assessment. Already the excitement is huge. The constitutional lawyer Gregor Kirchhof explains why the property tax reform was necessary and what went wrong in the implementation.

Because of the increased rental costs, many federal states want to grant their civil servants high back payments from tax funds. Depending on where they live, officials with two children could be paid a five-digit amount. It doesn’t matter whether the officials live in rented accommodation or in their own home.

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