The German government’s Coronavirus measures, when added to the existing burden of its “climate change” policy, have been devastating for small and medium-sized businesses.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this op-ed from PolitikStube:
Alice Weidel: Unemployed thanks to the government’s lockdown crisis
The wave of insolvencies is rolling in — and not only hotels and restaurants are affected; it also extends to a wide variety of medium-sized companies. For example, the automotive supplier TQM is deep in the red. If the federal government laid the foundation for bankruptcy with its ideological climate policy, this has now been accelerated so much by the shutdown policy of the same government that the company has to file for bankruptcy now. Or the Klier hairdressing chain: where lockdowns keep doors locked, but rents and personnel costs continue, such companies quickly run out of steam.
Traditional companies are not spared: The most recent lockdown causing Christmas markets to be canceled nationwide meant that a manufacturer of Christmas decorations, Käthe-Wohlfahrt, had to file for bankruptcy. The family business, founded in 1964, currently employs 300 people, all of whom are looking to an uncertain future.
The list could be continued indefinitely — and shows that not only the lockdown policy of the federal government is fatal, but also its rescue policy. Because while Lufthansa, for example, can count on generous help from the state, this does not apply to most medium-sized companies.
People from retail or gastronomy who have lost their jobs because of the Corona measures no longer understand the world. How can it be that the state takes the air to breathe from the middle class and, on the other hand, finances lavish salaries in the subsidized aviation industry? The federal government has lost all measure in its headless lockdown.
In the end we must return to the social market economy, in which citizens in need are supported and competition is not distorted by state intervention in the market process. Protecting risk groups is the top priority of a federal government, but with its opposite chaos policy it is leading the country to the brink of ruin and the people into poverty.