Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this op-ed from Politikstube:
Alice Weidel: The lockdown is ruining our lives!
The nationwide lockdown, which will initially apply for one month, will come into force tomorrow — with fatal consequences for the economy.
Revenues will collapse by €19.3 billion; 600,000 jobs are in acute danger, according to the pitch-black forecast of the DIW Institute. Hotels and restaurants have been hit particularly hard with a loss of €5.8 billion; experts assume that these industries will have to reckon with 55 percent less income than in 2019.
The areas of sport, culture and entertainment also had to cope with a minus of €2.1 billion, retail a minus of €1.3 billion, and German industry a minus of €5.2 billion. A large part of the €19.3 billion in losses is attributable to corporate service providers, logistics companies and cinema operators.
Given this bleak outlook for just one month, GDP slips by one percentage point.
This has direct consequences for the labor market: The number of temporary workers will increase by 400,000 to 3.2 million by the end of the year.
DIW Director Michael Hüther also assumes that around 591,000 people will lose their jobs as a result of the “lockdown light”, and another 15,000 employees in 2021 — provided the shutdown ends on December 1, as announced, otherwise another would threaten the aggravation of the situation.
The rude awakening comes when the short-time work expires and the obligation to file for bankruptcy returns.
Germany will not be recognizable after Merkel’s lockdown scenarios! Taxpayers will feel this by 2021 at the latest.
The translator adds this afterword:
What the Black Death didn’t manage, the religious wars of the 16th and 17th centuries didn’t manage, what the Wars of Louis XIV, Fredrick the Great, Maria Theresa and the Napoleonic Wars didn’t manage, World War I and World War II couldn’t achieve… Merkel and her Bilderberger cronies of the NWO managed within NO TIME at all.
Whoever still believes that Merkel has the best interests of the German people at heart should be placed in a padded cell in a lunatic asylum, or even better, placed into an oubliette, like everyone that is responsible for this war on humanity for power, creed and greed.