It’s astonishing how the flat tax concept has become a central issue in the German election campaign.
The SPD are now training all the guns they have on Professor Kirchhof and his 25 % flat tax idea.
But so far it does not seem to be working. Representatives of the so called social wing of the CDU have now said that they find a 25 % tax paid equally by all better than the present system where all sorts of deductions means that the better off at the end of the day probably pay less.
And an opinion poll by the Der Spiegel magazine revealed that while 39 % opposed the idea, it was supported by no less than 48 %.