“It’s just obvious you can’t have free immigration and a welfare state,” Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman warned decade ago. Germany, on the brink of Angela Merkel’s fourth term as country’s Chancellor, is discovering the painful truth behind these words.
Latest data released by Germany’s Federal Statistical Office paints a grim picture of the society. Around 16 million Germans were living in poverty — approximately 20 percent of the country’s population. The poverty figure were “higher than ever since the unification,” German media reported. Another German study published last month claimed that 21 percent of German children were living in long-term poverty. Old-age poverty is on the rise as well.
This growing impoverishment of the society comes at a time when German government is spending billions on its ‘Refugee’ Policy. Government spent €20 billion on migrants last year alone. Germany has earmarked €94 billion to cover the cost of migrants for the near future. This does not include the long-term social and economic cost of supporting a large migrant population.
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported the latest figures released by Germany’s Federal Statistical Office:
Poverty and other forms of social exclusion affect 16 million people in Germany — 19.7 percent of the population — the Federal Statistical Office reported on Wednesday as part of an EU study.
The study defines threatened people as those who receive less than 60 percent of the median national income, are subjected to severe or persistent material deprivation, or live in households with “very low work intensity.” According to the study, about 16.5 percent of people in Germany face such precarious conditions because they are paid too little. The threshold for determining whether a person is threatened by economic circumstances was €1,064 ($1,233) per month for singles and €2,234 for households with two adults and two children younger than 14.
Materially deprived people — those who cannot afford rent or utilities, for example — amounted to 3.7 percent. (With multiple forms of exclusion, categories overlapped.) Just under 10 percent of people younger than 60 in Germany live in households with very low labor force participation.
While the German politicians and media have been downplaying the economic and social costs of unregulated mass migration from Middle East and North Africa, the reality is coming back to bite the unwitting German taxpayer.
Contrary to what the mainstream media would like you to believe, illegal migrant swarming into Germany won’t be relieving Germany’s aging workforce or become productive citizens in other ways. “More and more foreigners are dependent on the state. In past year, the number of foreigners seeking benefits has gone up by 25 percent,” German newspaper Bild Zeitung reported last month.
Many of the recent migrants, mostly fighting-age Arab and Muslim man, have made themselves at home within Germany’s welfare system. Migrant unemployment has reached record high with 2 million immigrants now on the dole.
Not only will Germany’s Migrant Policy continue to hemorrhage more and more money in form of social benefits for migrants in the foreseeable future, there are long-term costs of Merkel’s open borders for illegal immigrants as well.
Migrants that are already in the country could cost German taxpayer up to €1.5 trillion, claims an economic study published last year. “If the second generation [of these refugees] cannot be integrated into the workforce at par with the native population, this costs will rise up to €1.5 trillion,” Berlin-based think-tank Stiftung Marktwirtschaft believes.
Going by the current trend, Germany will go bust before it gets Islamized.
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