Sweden has gone nuts with immigration and those immigrants aren’t paying their way. They’re either on welfare, or are unskilled workers who aren’t exactly adding a lot of value or paying a lot of taxes.
So Sweden’s Minister of Finance, Magdalena Andersson, has announced that they’ll be raising the age of retirement.
Swedes, who have built the country for their whole lives, looking forward to retiring at 65 — well, they can’t. Because they need to work to subsidize young migrants.
I thought the argument for immigration was that it helps pay for our ageing population, but in Sweden, the ageing population has to pay for immigrants.
Here’s the math from one story: "A 2016 report claimed that the one-year cost of the migrant crisis for the Swedish taxpayer could amount to as much as 600 billion Swedish Kronor (£48.3 billion), enough to pay for the national armed forces for the next 14 years. Stockholm University associate professor Jan Tullberg made the calculations based on welfare and housing costs, education costs and other factors.”
48 billion pounds is $82B Canadian. It’s almost hard to believe.
Sweden currently has the second-largest Muslim population in Europe, just behind France, at 8.1%. But if current open door policies continue, that will soon be 30%.
And these aren’t industrious workers or even refugees coming over. They’re welfare shoppers, but Swedes are just too polite to say or do anything.
It would be racist to expect to collect your pension after a lifetime of hard work. What — are you Islamophobic?
Which brings me to Canada.
In this story from a few weeks ago, our immigration minister announced that Canada will bring in one million new migrants in the next three years. Of those, he says two thirds will be economic immigrants who presumably can work, but one third — 300,000 — won’t.
Then, at almost exactly the same time Trudeau was announcing a million more migrants, he said we need to pay billions to ease housing prices.
Higher housing prices. Lower wages. Huge social costs — Trudeau has already said tens of billions will be needed for housing alone.
We’re maybe ten years behind Sweden, or maybe just five. You’re already paying through high taxes, and huge deficits.
How long will it be before your retirement age is raised, too?
NEXT: Pamela Geller joins me to discuss the event she and I will be at in Toronto tonight, and to talk about the state of the fight against Islamization in Canada.
THEN: Pro-freedom Wilfrid Laurier University Professor David M. Haskell will join me to discuss Lindsay Shepherd and the latest statements on the situation from the university’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy.
And finally, an update on that story from Amsterdam of a Muslim man holding a Palestinian flag smashing up a kosher restaurant. We now know who that man is and that he’s been released on bail.
You may recall that I retracted my criticism of Dutch police for not stepping in to stop him as he smashed up the restaurant. Well, with this new information, I’ll explain why I have to give that criticism to Dutch prosecutors and judges instead.