Millions for Refugees, But Not One Pfennig for Schools
The following video doesn’t day anything about asylum seekers or immigration, yet the “refugee” issue lurks in the background throughout. To get an idea of why the funding of schools in Berlin is a casualty of Chancellor Merkel’s immigration policy, check out this article from Breitbart:
Entire German 2016 Budget Surplus Earmarked for Migrants
The German government will allocate the entire six billion euro 2016 budget surplus to migrants after the two coalition parties failed to agree on how to spend it.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party proposed using the €6.2 billion surplus to pay off debts, while the Social Democrats (SPD) wanted to spend it on digital infrastructure projects. As a compromise the money has gone solely to migrant projects instead, Der Spiegel reports.
The present funds allocated toward migrant programmes is already €12 billion, which is thought to be more than enough to handle the needs of the over one million migrants in Germany. The budget surplus would take the money up to over 18 billion — far more than required.
Nash Montana, who translated the video for subtitling, includes this introduction:
I have a minor problem with this. It doesn’t mention “refugees”. But it’s an example of how the Old Parties are ruining the infrastructure of the country by spending billions upon billions for the “refugees” while completely not giving a [goldarn] about the infrastructure for German children. The school in Berlin that’s shown in the video is worse than anything I have ever seen in the USA. It’s like a third-world hellhole.
The text in the link under the video reads:
Dilapidated schools in Germany: Already 34 billion euros needed for renovations.
These are not houses designated for demolition — this is what schools look like that our children go to. Berlin parents have had enough and have created the campaign “Einstürzende Schulbauten”. [This is a play on the punk rock band from the ‘80s, the “Einstürzende Neubauten”.]
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: