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Diversity makes you poorer & less safe.

1 comments, 177 views, posted 11:09 am 22/07/2019 in Politics by REALITY
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FILIPSTAD, Sweden — At first, local leaders were inclined to see the refugees as an opportunity. The iron ore mines had shut down. So had a factory that made machinery for the logging industry. The town had been abandoned, its population cut in half. A shot at replenishment appeared at hand.

It was the summer of 2015, and people were arriving from some of the most troubled places on earth — Syria, Somalia, Iraq. They would fill vacant homes, learn Swedish, and take jobs caring for older Swedes. They would pay taxes, helping finance the extensive social welfare programs that have made Sweden a rarity in the world, a country seemingly at peace in an age of tempestuous global capitalism.

But four years after the influx, growing numbers of native-born Swedes have come to see the refugees as a drain on public finances. Some decry an assault on “Swedish heritage,” or “Swedish culture,” or other words that mean white, Christian and familiar. Antipathy for immigrants now threatens to erode support for Sweden’s social welfare state.

“People don’t want to pay taxes to support people who don’t work,” says Urban Pettersson, 62, a member of the local council here in Filipstad, a town set in lake country west of Stockholm. “Ninety percent of the refugees don’t contribute to society. These people are going to have a lifelong dependence on social welfare. This is a huge problem.”

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2:16 pm 22/07/2019

griffin

"The primary vessel of discontent is the Sweden Democrats, a right-wing political party with roots in the neo-Nazi movement."
There's a shocker. 17.6% of the vote.

"The unemployment rate was only 3.8 percent among the Swedish-born populace last year, but 15 percent among foreign-born"
"Urban Pettersson, 62, a member of the local council here in Filipstad, a town set in lake country west of Stockholm. “Ninety percent of the refugees don’t contribute to society." Looks like he is full of fucking shit. Doesn't it?

"Over all, the cost of social programs for refugees runs about 1 percent of Sweden’s annual national economic output, about as much as Sweden now spends on international aid. The economy is growing. The government’s finances are solid.

“Sweden can bear this cost,” Mr. Ruist says. “This seemingly unsolvable refugee crisis is fully solvable.”"
Phew. Looks like much ado about nothing after all.

"“We are taking in people who don’t want to learn Swedish and don’t want to enter society,” says Mr. Grahn. “Integration isn’t just about us helping them. They have to want it.”" Wankers like this everywhere, I suppose. 85% of them have jobs and do contribute. Don't let facts get in your way, you racist prick.

"Why is Swedish the top language in Sweden?
The most popular language in Sweden. Duolingo’s Swedish course turns out to be the most popular in Sweden itself: 27% of all users in Sweden are learning Swedish.

Why would that be the case? Immigration to Sweden has been skyrocketing in recent years: one in six Swedish residents in 2015 was born outside of Sweden. The fastest growing foreign-born groups are from Syria and Afghanistan, reflecting a recent increase in the refugee population. Duolingo recently released a Swedish course for Arabic speakers, which will hopefully help!" https://making.duolingo.com/which-countries-study-which-languages-and-what-can-we-learn-from-it

"“We are taking in people who don’t want to learn Swedish and don’t want to enter society,” says Mr. Grahn. Again, the evidence suggests just how full of shit Mr. Grahn is.

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