In their never-ending search to prove that immigration and refugees are bad for Finland the Perussuomalaiset (PS) have now a price tag for the cost of each refugee. Not even Hungary, where refugees are kicked at by camerawomen or thrown food at like animals, has published such a cost estimate.
According to calculations by the PS, and with the blessings of Minister of Social Welfare and Health Hanna Mäntylä, the message that the government is giving is that Finland should accept as few as possible refugees because they are costly.
Mäntylä is no friend of Finland’s ever-growing culturally diverse community and justifies xenophobia because “white Finns are having it bad.”
The table below is not only disgraceful but another ploy by the PS to save face with their voters after so many turncoat decisions and broken election promises.
One of the biggest question marks about the table is that it assumes a lot of things. And when you assume you end up making an “ass” our of “u” and “me.”
These are estimates made by the PS on how much a refugee costs Finland. According to the anti-immigration party, one person costs 13,200 euros a year, 30,000 persons 396 million and so on.
For one the table assumes that refugees that get asylum in Finland are only a cost. Don’t these people consume? Don’t they go to class to learn Finnish? Aren’t they going to be employed in the future and pay taxes?
If we are going to put a price tag on refugees why don’t we put one on Minister Mäntylä and ask how much she and her party has cost Finland?
The whole basis of these types of estimates published by the PS is a concerted plan to victimize refugees especially from the Middle East and Muslims.
The logic they use not only exposes that the PS has a generous quantity of freewheeling simpletons, but reminds me when I was young and used to calculate how much money I’d have in a year if I saved a quarter a day.
Let the PS and the government continue attacking refugees, migrants and minorities.When the children of these refugees that Finland accepts become adults I’m certain that the last party they’ll ever want to be a member of is the PS.
* The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.