Germany: “Refugees” Cost Taxpayer €23bn In 2016

Germany spent €23bn on “refugees & migrants” in 2016, according to Bundestag Vice-president Johannes Singhammer

The myth that migrants and “refugees” are going to support Germany’s ageing society has been well and truly decimated, with the latest figures from the federal government on the actual cost of hosting third world immigrants creating a damning indictment of the Merkel regime’s ‘open door’ policies.

It is estimated that in 2016, more than €20bn (£17.5bn) was spent collectively by the 16 German states on housing and ‘integrating’ fresh third world migrants. The official budget given by the central government for 2016 was €9.3bn, whilst the migrants claimed more than €11bn in welfare payments on top of this.

In what should prove to be a major turn off for German voters, the statistics also show that €5.5bn was spent on housing, integration and welfare for those not yet granted asylum, including of course, rejected claimants.

According to Johannes Singhammer, Vice-president of the Bundestag (German parliament), “the figures show, if costs are added up for all federal states, around €23bn has probably been spent on migrants and refugees” – this is an estimate based on figures from four states that have been extrapolated to provide a picture for Germany as a whole.

The four states in question, Berlin, Bavaria, Schleswig-Holstein and Hesse, spent €7bn (£6bn) on “refugees” in 2016, many millions of Euros more than they were allocated in the budget. Berlin, for example, was allocated €685mn for housing, healthcare and integration for “refugees”, yet their actual spend was around €1.3bn.

Similarily, the state of Bavaria was allocated €860mn, whereas their actual spend on this problem was well in excess of €3bn.

Naturally (by the German government’s standards), these figures conveniently omit the ever-rising cost of criminal offences committed by these so-called refugees. Given that in 2016, 174,438 criminal offences were committed by migrants, these costs would be rather high indeed.

However, the costs we do know about come as no surprise, particularly when we take these figures in unison with the employment status of so-called refugees in Germany.

“Just 7% of the 1.5 million so-called refugees and migrants are in work…”

According to the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Agency for Employment, Berlin), just 7% of the 1.5 million so-called refugees and migrants who have entered Germany since 2015 are in work. Many of these 135,000 or so migrants who are classed as “in work” are employed in fake state-subsidised roles such as cooking and cleaning at “refugee” centres around the country.

Compare this with the half a million migrants who are classed as “main claimants” of the welfare system (Hartz IV). In Germany, a “main claimant” is somebody who claims on behalf of not just himself, but also his family or other members of his household, therefore we can infer that this number of 500,000 can easily be doubled, to account for – in some cases – multiple wives and multiple children.

This is, again, unsurprising, given the educational status of these migrants.

According to Dr. Herbert Brücker, head of the Department for Economic Migration Research at the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research, not only do federal employees have long and ridiculous job titles, but the educational status of these migrants is not befitting of a group who are supposedly the “next generation workforce” who’s tax receipts will support old-age pensioners.

Dr. Brücker found that only 40% of so-called refugees who have entered Germany have got any extent of secondary education, whilst a further 20% have some extent of primary education. That means that 40%, or 600,000 of the approximately 1.5 million so-called refugees who have entered Germany since 2015, have no formal education of any sort.

Further data on this theme suggests that, of those refugees who actually arrive in Germany from Syria, 66% are totally illiterate (can’t read or write, in any language let alone German).

With this data in mind, it is hard to see how the narrative of these migrants being “the answer to a shrinking population” could possibly stand up to any scrutiny whatsoever. Furthermore, despite the enormous losses made on this ridiculous human investment, the German taxpayers still managed to produce a €6bn budget surplus in 2016.

That means that, despite only 7% of these migrants working – and even less paying tax – the mostly native German workforce is still self-sufficient in terms of tax receipts. So why, prey tell, does such an economically sound population such as this need any foreign labour, skilled or otherwise, at all?

As statistics such as those shown here become more readily available, a very sinister picture of the motives behind this invasion begins to appear. Perhaps the only information you need to really decipher what is going on here is the United Nations’ Report on Replacement Migration (2000), which explains that all of this is happening according to the globalists’ master plan, disguised behind this imaginary economic requirement.

We live in a paradoxical society, in which we are told migrants are an economic benefit, only to see states massively underestimate the costs, spend a large proportion of the budget surplus, and even go as far as to seize private property for refugee accommodation. This is how far they are willing to go to enforce ‘diversity’. These are the lies they are prepared to tell.

These facts should truly frighten any sane man, woman and child of Germany and of Europe as a whole.

 

 

William is a journalist based in the United Kingdom.