The PS puts a price tag on refugees without putting one on themselves

by , under Enrique Tessieri

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.”

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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.

  1. PS voter

    Well, actually not that many of them will be employed in the future. For example, even during good economic times only under 20 percent of Somalis and Iraqis in Finland were employed. That means that the average cost to society was high even though about 15 percent them worked (and many of them are specially crafted workplaces with positive discrimination and workplaces that wouldn’t have been needed without multicultural mass movement, like interpreters, different kind of cultural conflict solvers etc). In Sweden and Norway it has been estimated that average humanitarian immigrant will cost the society almost one million euros during their lifetime (it is about the same amount that has been calculated to be the cost of those native born Finns who are unemployed most of their lives). And price tags are put to other social groups as well, like the elderly people, students etc for example in order to estimate what we can afford and what we cannot afford.

    And sadly, far too many of the humanitarian immigrants speak literally no more than few words of Finnish even after having lived over 20 years in this country.

    And even if you don’t like putting price tags, it doesn’t make the costs disappear nor will it make our economy more able to cope with the burden. This is small country with quite limited resources and we are running out of money at rapid rate. We have been able to avoid total collapse by loaning money, but that cannot continue much longer.

    • Migrant Tales

      PS voter you seem to know a lot about but I disagree with some of your views. What does “far too many humanitarian immigrants” speak literally a few words of Finnish even after 20 years in this country. Could you show us some study or reliable source that backs what you say?

      Even if you list a set of problems you don’t offer any solutions. How do you improve unemployment?

    • Yossie

      I think PS voter gave really good solutions in earlier post. Just don’t take them here but instead help them at refuge camps near their own country.

      No matter how much you bitch and moan, you can’t ignore the costs. If you want to argue that it is actually an investment and they will eventually pay back the money that has been invested in them, then you should have something to prove that. Instead of parroting the “they consume and pay taxes” which does not mean they will be covering their cost. Like PS voter told, lifetime cost of refugees is highly negative.

      How about you Enrique? What solutions would you have?

    • Migrant Tales

      Yossie, and the vast majority of these refugees are helped in camps near their country. Check out how many Syrian refugees live in Turkey and Lebanon. The problem is that those camps are overflowing with people and only a minority of them are coming to Europe.

    • Yossie

      Enrique

      Yes, most of them are in the camps. That is why it is wrong to take few of them here with cost of billions when money could be better used to increase the situation at camps.

      Also let’s not forget what will happen when we start to take these people: even more will come. What do you think will happen when this wave of asylum seekers can stay? They tell those that are in the camps to come here too. They got here, so can you! Even send money to them to pay the smugglers.

      Considering the poor employment rates, these people would not be financially beneficial. Even if they were, they would still have the initial cost of integration and education. Do you think Europe can afford that in current economic situation? With ever increasing budget deficit and debt? Afford the millions of people coming?

      What would you do? What are your solutions?

  2. PS voter

    Well, actually not that many of them will be employed in the future. For example, even during good economic times only under 20 percent of So ma lis and Ir aq is in Finland were employed. That means that the average cost to society was high even though about 15 percent them worked (and many of them are specially crafted workplaces with positive dis cri mination and workplaces that wouldn’t have been needed without multicultural mass movement, like interpreters, different kind of cultural conflict solvers etc). In Sweden and Norway it has been estimated that average humanitarian immigrant will cost the society almost one million euros during their lifetime (it is about the same amount that has been calculated to be the cost of those native born Finns who are unemployed most of their lives). And price tags are put to other social groups as well, like the elderly people, students etc for example in order to estimate what we can afford and what we cannot afford.

    And sadly, far too many of the humanitarian immigrants speak literally no more than few words of Finnish even after having lived over 20 years in this country.

    And even if you don’t like putting price tags, it doesn’t make the costs disappear nor will it make our economy more able to cope with the burden. This is small country with quite limited resources and we are running out of money at rapid rate. We have been able to avoid total collapse by loaning money, but that cannot continue much longer.