The board member of the Federal Employment Agency, Heinrich Alt, spoke out for cost reasons against raising the Hartz IV standard rate. This explains the chairman of the Left Party, Katja Kipping:
BA board member Heinrich Alt exceeds his polemical statements that limit the neutrality of the Federal Employment Agency. So far, the federal agency at least their neutrality was always important when it came to taking sides in terms of social justice.
But when it comes to keeping to the minimum subsistence level as low as possible is obviously for Heinrich Alt no longer this neutrality. The socio-cultural subsistence should not be determined by cash flow position. Because this is a fundamental right unverfügbares. It also ruled the Federal Constitutional Court.