• In Germany, the government recently stated that state and local authorities will receive $3 billion to help house the 800,000 people expected to arrive this year, and another $3 billion will be allocated to pay benefits for the new arrivals.
• French Interior Minister recently promised city and town governments $1,200 for each new housing spot they provide to refugees from now until 2017.
• In Britain, Chancellor George Osborne said that housing and living costs for refugees would be met for the first 12 months of their stay in Britain and come from the aid budget.
• Greece recently requested $3.10 million in emergency aid to set up a reception center on the Aegean islands run by UNHCR.
• Austria received nearly $6 million in emergency assistance from the E.U. to increase its reception capacity and administrative capacity to deal with increased asylum claims.
• Hungary also received $4.5 million in emergency assistance from the E.U. to improve the infrastructure of existing reception facilities as well as develop new ones, to purchase further equipment and supplies for reception centers, as well as to expand human resources and increase transport capacities in the country.
Let’s see…. In Germany, that $6 billion total works out to $7500 per person, to take care of housing, clothing, food, medicine, language classes, and the host of other services provided to these people. I certainly hope the cost of living is a WHOLE lot less in Germany than it is here, because it will take a considerable period of time to determine whether each person receives refugee status, or is even safe to be there. $7500 won’t last long at all, given all the issues facing these European nations because of the influx of “undocumented immigrants.”
France is paying $1200 per “housing spot,” per person. Whoopee! That ought to go far. Says he EU, “Find ‘em a ‘spot’ to live on, and we’ll give you a one-time grant of $1200.” Big deal…. Britain simply says they’ll pay for it. Where have we heard THAT before from governments? Greece “recently requested $3.1 million for a reception processing center. Who’s been paying for the processing before now in Greece, with its enormous financial issues? Hungary gets $4.5 million for reception issues, yet they’re simply collecting “refugees” at one border, putting them on a train headed for the Austrian border, and dropping them off (and telling them to get out of Hungary). And Austria has only gotten $6 million, yet they’re struggling big time – particularly now that Hungary is feeding them hordes of immigrants, and Germany won’t let them in.
Meanwhile, all that additional aid being sent from the EU back to its individual member nations is coming from a combination of higher taxes and the concentration of more thin air from which to print money. For those old enough to remember Laurel and Hardy, one might be thinking right about now, “A fine mess you’ve gotten us into.” America – are you listening? [crickets….]
Of course not – these issues aren’t even being broadcast on the cable news channels our the networks’ nightly news broadcasts. So we’ve already announced (“we” being Chancellor Obama) that we’re also going to take “refugees.” It’s our “responsibility.” And anyone that has a drivers license in their pocket can prove they’ve been around long enough to know that once they get here, they aren’t going to leave. I also predict that Obama intentionally low-balled his 10,000 number so we’d be the laughing stock of the western world, thereby being “forced” to increase that number. Then it wouldn’t be Obama’s fault (not that he’s ever worried about international opinion before).
Thus saith Tolik:
The only thing I can say is that we dont need or want them here .
And the only thing I can add to that is, “Amen!” It has nothing to do with ethnicity, religion, or language. It’s got everything to do with self-preservation. And besides – the price of further processing them and then transporting them halfway around the world could be much better spent in a place from which they can eventually and more easily be turned back around to go home. If they get halfway around the world, practically speaking, they’re ours.