(GermanPolicy.com) – The socio-political spokesman for the FDP in the German Bundestag, Kober, has spoken out against a reduction in VAT on staple foods. Rather, the additional income limits of social assistance recipients should be increased. Such a step is already provided for in the coalition agreement of the traffic light parties. “It is simply incomprehensible that Hartz IV recipients are currently being deducted up to 80 cents from every Euro earned, explained Kober. On the other hand, a reduction in the value-added tax would only be effective for a short time, he warned.