Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer (Christian Social Union) have spoken out against the further increase in the price of gasoline. "Anyone who just keeps turning the fuel price screw shows how indifferent he is to the needs of the citizens," said Chancellor candidate Scholz of the "Bild" newspaper. An ever higher CO2 price does not mean "more climate protection, but only more frustration".
Federal Transport Minister Scheuer considers the demand of the Greens for higher fuel prices to be "worrying," as he told the newspaper. "It's not possible for prices to keep going up," said Scheuer. Mobility is "also a social aspect".
FDP- parliamentary group deputy Stephan Thomae asked the newspaper a "gasoline price brake so that especially those who are not bedded on roses do not have to restrict their standard of living just to stay mobile".
Green chief Annalena Baerbock was previously for a gasoline price increase totaling 16 cents occurred. Part of it has already taken place: »There was now a price increase of 6 cents at the beginning of the year, because for the first time a CO2 price was introduced on petrol. We say that this must be gradually increased to 16 cents, ”the chancellor-designate had said“ Bild ”on Sunday evening.
Baerbock has already been criticized for her statements from several sides, including the left. According to a SPIEGEL survey, the Greens' plan is also badly received by the population: Almost three quarters of those surveyed think the plan is wrong. You can find out more about the survey here..