The Saxon state parliament is debating a proposed bill to amend the constitution and establish a "special fund for social balance". In the expert hearing of the Committee on Constitution and Law, Democracy, Europe and Equality, Michael Thöne explains why this proposal would rather aggravate the generation conflict instead of moderating it. Here, the unspecified social consequences of possible crises are to be met with 5 billion euros of additional debt. Such a low-threshold ancillary budget would not only not contribute anything to the major generational tasks of climate, demography, digitalisation and infrastructure. What is more, the present generation would - once again - seek to cushion its present problems with a lot of borrowed money. This would mean one more burden that would be placed on the young and future generations. Watch the livestream of the hearing.

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