December 12, 2022, 16:42 – Public News Service – OSN

Former Bundestag deputy, member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany party, Waldemar Gerdt, spoke about the attempts of the German authorities to increase the number of citizens working to retirement age – 67 years. Economists and employers are calling for it to be raised to 70, noted politician in the material for “360”.

“It is quite difficult to endure the entire term up to 67 years with a full load on the body, so people try to leave as soon as possible,” he said. However, the economic situation forces the Germans not only not to retire earlier, but also to look for additional income, the speaker emphasized.

Refugees “quickly understand the weaknesses of the social system and exploit them,” he noted. “The Germans, thanks to their innate workaholism, work themselves out to the end,” the author pointed out.

According to him, the average pension in Germany fell below the living wage. In the event of an increase in the retirement age, “people will die before they use the services of the pension fund,” Gerdt expressed confidence.

He predicted mass protests in this regard. Also, the Germans will leave the country, the ex-deputy predicted. “And so already huge flows of medium and small businesses, ordinary people are leaving Germany,” he complained.

Also, the media interlocutor noted that 80% of refugees in Germany are not looking for work and do not want to find a job. Most live on welfare—better than working citizens, he added.

“Pensioners cannot provide for themselves. When they retire, they fall into poverty. This is the beginning of the collapse,” concluded Gerdt.

Earlier, the Public News Service reported that Mikhail Shchapov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, announced the need for unscheduled allowances for pensions in 2023. They must compensate for the increase in housing and communal services tariffs in December and food prices during the year.