Remember the Progressive claim that ‘refugees’ swarming into Europe will boost the continent’s workforce? “What the refugees bring us is more valuable than gold,” Germany Social Democratic leader politician Martin Schulz assured his countrymen witnessing the migrant stampede.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, too, assured the anxious Germans that a labor market boom was just around the corner.
“Angela Merkel says Germany needs ‘viable solutions’ to integrate refugees into the workforce,” reported the Germany broadcaster Deutsche Welle last year. “Many [refugees] are in integration courses or waiting to get into them,” Merkel said. “I think we will need to show some patience, but must be ready at any time to develop viable solutions.”
More than two years after Merkel fateful decision to open the country’s border to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, Germany still has an aging workforce, but migrants lining up to ease the country’s workforce demands are nowhere to be seen. The migrants, mostly Arab and Muslim man of fighting age, instead heeding the call of the Teutonic workforce, have taken refuge in the fatherland’s generous welfare system.
“More and more foreigners are dependent on the state. In past year, the number of foreigners seeking benefits has gone up by 25 percent,” reported the leading German newspaper Bild Zeitung…