The Vast Majority of Asylum Seekers in Austria End Up on Welfare

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To no one’s surprise, we just got word from Europe that 90 percent (that’s 9 out of 10) of asylum seekers arrived in Austria end up receiving welfare. Do you remember that old mantra about the Europeans getting old and childless and in desperate need of fresh young blood from…wherever? Well, if you don’t, that was how Angela Merkel and various other EU leaders sold the “welcome refugees” line to the general public. The naive Europeans believed that the millions of Muslim migrants arriving from North Africa and the Middle East were the creme de la creme, young and strong and eager to enter the workforce.

But they were wrong, obviously, as the vast majority of the so-called refugees are nothing more than welfare shoppers. Austria is the perfect example, boasting its 90% figure of asylum seekers living off taxpayer’s money and straining  the social welfare system. The data was presented by Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka, who deplored Germany and EU’s obsession to receive more immigrants, which are basically welfare shopping in the European Union, claiming benefits the day they enter their country of choice. To quote Sobotka:

 “Austria has borne the main load from 2014 to 2017. Our system is simply overwhelmed,”

“If you look at the asylum seekers, you can see that 90 percent are migrating to the needs-oriented minimum security system.

“We had up to 15,000 refugees per day on some days, today it is an average of 30.

“It is important to keep the pressure on those who bring migrants illegally to Europe via the Mediterranean and in other ways.”

If you consider the 90% of asylum seekers ending up receiving welfare, that old phrase “we need the refugees to fill jobs our own people won’t do” looks just like what it is: propaganda aimed at pulling wool over the eyes of the public. Moreover, the situation  is almost as bad in the UK as it is in Austria: 75% of all Muslim women are unemployed and 50% of all Muslim men are unemployed, while the government spends more than £13 billion annually on benefits.