Sharing the Burden German Opposition Calls for Wealth Tax

In Germany, the opposition center-left Social Democrats and environmentalist Greens want to copy France and apply new taxes to the wealthy to help reduce the national deficit. So far, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government says it isn't interested. But proponents say it could bring an additional 11.5 billion euros into the public coffers each year.
German opposition politicians believe the country's wealthiest should be doing more to help solve the national deficit problem.

German opposition politicians believe the country's wealthiest should be doing more to help solve the national deficit problem.

Martin Gerten/ dpa
dsl - with wires