Telling it like it is..
Archive for February, 2011
Posted by Exile on February 7, 2011
Sometimes I think I’m the only one with a decent sense of smell left in this country. Never mind smelling the roses, try smelling what they’ve been fertilized with.
At the moment, there are over 160.000 people in Denmark without a job. Me included. Although that status may actually change within the next month if all goes according to plan. Fingers crossed, I may have found gainful employment. But that’s not what this is all about.
A month or so ago, our intrepid leaders announced that our welfare system is at breaking point. We don’t have money for hospital improvement, helping the aged or generally supporting those of us unfortunate enough to be in need. To prevent the eventual and unavoidable breakdown of society, we all have to work a few more years into our old age, give up our early retirement benefits, which we have paid into out of our own pockets with no chance of getting that money back, and that we should all work an extra hour a week. This would bring in an extra 15.7 billion Danish Crowns annually. Remember that figure. 15.7 billion Crowns.
Let’s look at the logic of the extended hours and years at work. Why should we work longer hours for more years? What about filling the apparent void by employing some of those 160.000 people that are out of work? And while we’re on the subject, how can there possibly be talk of a shortfall in working capacity, or workforce, with so many out of work as it is? So why are we told that we need to allow more immigration to bolster the workforce? Somehow, it just doesn’t add up. How are we going to employ them with so many in the bloody queue already?
Our welfare system is falling to bits, they say. We can’t afford to improve the hospitals, help our pensioners or use more money on public health.
Hmmm. I wonder….
An overhaul of the hospital system will cost a great deal, but no money? How then, can it be, that when Pakistan got a little extra rainfall a few months ago, the Danish government could suddenly send (spend?) 172 million Crowns in foreign aid to a land that basically wishes us no well and is actually training people, who wish us only harm, in how to bring about our very destruction? That doesn’t add up either. I thought charity begins at home. Apparently not. It begins in the third world. Miraculously, we have money for that.
And while we’re on the subject of the third world, which is where this land is heading if we continue the present madness, what about that 15.7 billion Crowns?
You won’t believe it.
The third world is coming here and they’re doing it for free. You see, dear reader, today the cost of immigration to this nearly bankrupt society was made public.
It was quoted as being “almost 16 billion Crowns a year”.
“Almost 16 billion a year” is around “15.7 billion annually”.
Which, perhaps, is the real reason why we have to work harder and longer and why I think the Danish government should finally get a Bullshit Award.