Negotiators of German 'Grand Coalition' Agree on Massive Socialist Agenda
Although the “Grand Coalition” between Christian Democrats (CDU-CSU) and Social Democrats (SDP) isn't a fait accompli just yet, German media reports that Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz have already agreed on a massive socialist housing agenda.
Until 2021, the parties reportedly want to spend an additional four billion euro to build “affordable” housing. Part of this budget will be used for "young families" dreaming of "owning their own home." As part of this plan, the federal German government will help cities and municipalities find (and purchase) favorable building land. When they purchase land from the federal government for this purpose, they'll get a significant discount.
Additionally, the parties want to make it "more attractive" for landowners to build homes -- or to sell their land so homes can be built on it. In order to do so, they'll "allow" municipalities to "raise taxes" on "unused land."
In other words, if you're a landowner who wants to keep his land without building any houses on it for other people, you'll be punished.
As part of this grand housing project, the parties will reportedly grant lower and middle-income families 1200 euros per year per child when they buy a home. This arrangement would last for ten years. Per child.