This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.
The success of each of us benefits us all, and the success of us all benefits each of us individually.
The guiding principle is not to manufacture the goods everyone needs, rather to earn profits for a few capitalists.
The government of the German Democratic Republic rejects secret policies. It works for the people, and only the people, so it does not need to keep secrets like the warmongers.
The armaments manufacturers in France and England are doing well, but constant inflation is devouring the purchasing power of working people.
May we soon enjoy the fruits of our labor in a peaceful and united Germany.
It is the most important contribution we can make to speeding up reunification.
In the past, people worked together only when some great disaster threatened.
Gifts fall from heaven only in fairy tales.
By next year, 1953, rationing will be abolished and all foodstuffs and industrial goods will be available at fixed and affordable prices.
By 1955 we will have more meat, sugar, milk, etc., per capita than we did in 1936. The same will be true of many other important goods.
Any sensible family has a budget that lays out how much will be spent for household and other purposes. Without such planning, things would quickly go awry.
Today we are in the midst of a vast project that will bring happiness to us all, and will prevent new disasters from befalling our suffering people.
The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people.
When has there ever been a government in German history that came to the people and revealed its detailed plans for the coming years That could not happen before, since German governments planned war and conquest.
The West German population would protest passionately if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor, McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning.
Long live the united front of the fighting proletariat and all workers against exploitation, Young Plan enslavement, and Fascism
Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights.
Something new has happened For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.
The plan shows that the twenty million people in the German democratic Republic and in the democratic sector of Berlin think only of peace, and that they are working for freedom and peaceful prosperity.
Let us together build a happy and prosperous life, free from debts and oppression, built on firm foundations that will guarantee peace in Europe.
Let us show our fellow countrymen and the entire world what the Germans can do when they work for peace.
The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes.
Let us get to work, in full knowledge that the plan will awaken the great creative forces in each German and help them to blossom
I ask you to let the government know immediately when you see serious problems or mistakes that stand in the way of our great community endeavor.