The German Association of towns and municipalities calls for a profound Reform of the welfare state. Managing Director Gerd Landsberg, said the Newspapers of the Funke media group in Germany had “formed a Form of fully comprehensive insurance mentality, according to which the state can do everything and everywhere, bars and for each individual Problem has a solution”. The could not work in the long run.

“Every Problem is met with the promise that there is more money and more staff,” said Landsberg. Both were against the Background of demographic and economic change in the long term is not achievable. The realization that the state could ultimately only distribute what he has deprived the citizens through taxes and duties, will hardly be observed.

reduction of bureaucracy required

the aim should be to simplify social legislation to cut red tape and to help the truly needy better, said Landsberg. “This is an indispensable prerequisite for this is that the welfare state works in the future and in the long term and financially viable.”