Since Glynsky woke up from his premature hibernation, he calls it being busy, and returned to entertaining us, I might as well throw in some food for thought.
What got me going, was the English Prime Minister. Yes, again. Just when you think, he can’t go lower, he sets another record in political limbo dancing. His latest? Read his tweet about the election of Labour leader Corbyn:
The last time I checked, declaring someone a ‘threat to National Security’ meant, the government could revoke his/her citizenship. Or put that person on the kill list. And that is how the Prime Idiot reacts to a democratically elected opposing politician?
This scare mongering got me thinking about the discussion about immigration. What are you scared of?
Crime? Yes, it is likely that there are a few criminals among the large group of immigrants. And so are within the existing population. It is not like we do not have any criminals, is it? The faster we get people integrated, the earlier that is solved.
Unemployment? As someone else said: If a foreigner without licenses, with no or few language skills, and with no social network can take your job, then there is something wrong with your career plan.
Germany managed to integrate ~17 million people from the GDR, when the wall came down. The Eastern Germans spoke a similar language. But they had zero knowledge about economy, markets, finance, insurances, job hunting, real estate, anything. They had been behind the iron curtain for 40 years. And from what I hear, almost everybody has a roof over his/her head and very few go hungry.
How did Germany finance that? It introduced a solidarity tax of 5.5% of income tax, capital gains tax, and corporation tax. Low income households are exempt. Everyone paid a little more, so the whole society is better off. Nobody likes paying taxes. But isn’t that the basic idea of fairness?