In the current interview with Kleine Zeitung, three top Austrian entrepreneurs and former finance ministers – from 1970 to 1981 – in the government of Bruno Kreisky, put it very well in their elegant style, what they think about the SPO and the current course of the SPO. Let’s prepare from. The leader of the federal party whose confirmation had been held since last week was Andreas Bübler. Hannes Androsch (85) says of the strong class struggle undertones in Social Democracy: “It does not fit our times. You can’t always just promise performance, you have to deliver to get a promotion.”
Androsch then commented that with his job as CEO he would likely be one of the “exploiters” in the current SPO line: “I don’t take it seriously. It’s economic ignorance.”
The new SpO leader’s tax plans are not exactly what the former finance minister currently believes is good for Austria: “Just more taxes, more debt and more regulation will not solve the problems.” And: “So far I have only seen specific things that do not correspond to today’s needs. Let’s just take energy: When supply is tight, prices go up. You cannot go and demand that purchasing power needs to be increased. what happens then? Prices continue to rise. It is becoming more expensive. And at some point you have to resort to rationing, as in a war economy. This contradicts the fallacy rules of economics! I mean, we rank fourth in the EU in prosperity index, but we complain about poverty and want the Danube to flow upstream. Silly, she doesn’t do that.”
Hannes Androsch particularly does not like the fact that the current SPÖ leadership claims that it is “immoral” to ask about the financial feasibility of their proposals. He says in an interview with Kleine Zeitung: “It is a question of political ethics of responsibility, because you can only distribute what you earn, and if you do not sow, you cannot reap. It is not possible to get rid of these basic knowledge, neither by ideological daydreaming, nor by distributing helicopter money. Bruno Cresci recognized this.
And regarding Babler’s position, which Kreisky repeatedly mentions, Kreisky’s former finance minister and ex-chancellor says: “He should also hold on to the knowledge behind it, and one of Kreisky’s wisdom is that You have to have a majority – and we have achieved it three times over – winning in the middle, not on the fringes. This also applies to the ÖVP. It must be clear to him that it is wrong to think that he can win over Herbert Kickl on the right. Can go ahead. Because the tuba plays only with the click and whoever counters it with the trumpet, no one will listen.”
Androsh also makes a statement on the current immigration problem: “The wave of migration is not going to Russia, China or America. Everything is moving towards Europe. It is good to wish for multicultural harmony. The fact is a clash of civilizations. Only when someone comes to you, he has to adapt to your lifestyle. This is a test for Europe. We can only assimilate what we have the capacity to assimilate and the willingness to integrate. Otherwise the lid will be taken off our pots in Favoriten, Penzing and Otakring.”