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Germans prefer austerity to tax cuts

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Arab Today, arab today Germans prefer austerity to tax cuts

Berlin - AFP

An overwhelming majority of Germans would prefer to see more budget austerity to reduce debt instead of tax cuts promised by the government, according to a poll published Friday. Asked \"Do you think it is more important to lower taxes or reduce new public debt?\", 70 percent of respondents said they preferred austerity compared to 24 percent opting for tax breaks, in a survey by independent opinion research firm Infratest-Dimap. The poll revealed deep scepticism about Chancellor Angela Merkel\'s pledge to cut taxes by an unspecified amount in 2013, the year of the next scheduled general election, and perhaps general unease over the eurozone debt crisis. Forty-nine percent said the plans were not justified in light of the state of German public finances, with 48 percent in support of tax relief. Only a minority -- 36 percent -- said they were confident the tax cuts would actually be implemented in the next two years while 62 percent said they did not believe the government\'s promise. Even if tax breaks are approved, only two percent thought they would provide \"significant relief\" for their own household, against 52 percent who thought they would offer them \"slight relief\" and 45 percent who foresaw \"no relief\". Germany, the biggest contributor to debt rescues in the eurozone as its top economy, on Wednesday forecast an unexpectedly sharp drop in its public deficit in a draft budget for 2012 thanks to robust economic growth. Falling unemployment has cut social costs, and the national deficit is expected to drop to 27.2 billion euros ($38.9 billion) from the previous estimate of 31.5 billion euros. The German deficit will have been slashed by more than 17 billion euros in two years from a peak in 2010 which arose in large part from rescue plans needed to pull out of the economic crisis. But despite the booming economy and relatively healthy public finances, Merkel\'s government has sunk in the polls due to coalition infighting and a perception that the chancellor has failed to steer a clear course on issues ranging from energy policy to the eurozone debt crisis. The Infratest-dimap poll, conducted among 1,005 people on Monday and Tuesday with a 1.4 percent to 3.1 percent margin of error, showed Merkel\'s coalition failing to win a majority with only 37 percent support. A potential alliance of the opposition Social Democrats and Greens would win 49 percent of the vote, according to the survey.

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