When you give away lots of free stuff with no strings attached, you can expect a flood of eager would-be recipients to show up to grab their share of something-for-nothing. Right? I mean, it’s not rocket science, is it?
Well, in Germany it takes a special study by a federal agency to discover such an obvious truth.
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit:
Foreigners in particular benefit from citizen income
The number of recipients of social assistance with non-German citizenship has risen rapidly. Since 2015, the proportion has grown by 38% to 1.8 million people. 500,000 have been added in seven years. This is the result of new figures from the Federal Employment Agency.
So far, they have received Hartz IV and make up almost 40% of all people in Germany who live on “Stütze” [the crutch]. This does not include the up to one million Ukrainian refugees who immediately receive the higher basic security. As of January 1st, Hartz IV recipients should now, if the mediation committee agrees, receive citizen benefits and get significantly more. This goes back to the initiative of Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD). For a family with three children there is then up to €3776.69 net.
The dispute between the federal government consisting of SPD, FDP and Greens as well as the CDU/CSU is not the significantly higher rates, but only the six-digit allowances. These are likely to further increase the number of recipients, because so far the wealthy have been excluded from Hartz IV.
Citizens’ money accelerates immigration into social systems
In addition to the standard requirement, which has increased by 12% compared to Hartz IV, the basic income also includes the cold rent of up to €1272.60 and heating costs of €291.09 per month. These are numbers for a couple with three children. They are now entitled to an apartment of 110 square meters. But even a single person should receive €1177.31 with rent including heating.
Experts expect that the new basic income will accelerate immigration into the social systems. The economist Bernd Raffelhüschen told Bild: “The refugees are concentrated in countries with generous social benefits, mainly Germany and Scandinavia.”
The Berlin AfD boss Kristin Brinker published the new social welfare rates on Telegram, and wrote: “Asylum seekers are also entitled to the new citizen’s benefit in Germany from January. How long do you think it will take for this spreadsheet to be translated into all the languages of the world?”
Afterword from the translator:
That was foreseeable from the start. It corresponds exactly to the anti-German policy of the Green Red Left donkey-manure.
You know what I’d be doing if I were still living in that place, and after 35 years of hard work (luckily I didn’t for the last 33 years)? I’d quit and go off into lazy fun. Germany is going down the drain, anyway. Then why still work, for whom and for what?! So that I have to scrape by and other people can benefit from my hard labour?
Bugger that. German values such as punctuality, diligence and education no longer count anyway, and in some cases are even frowned upon. No, I would disown that country a second time in a heartbeat.