By Andrew Bolt ~
Activists claiming refugees are an economic boom could not be more wrong, as Germany has not discovered all over again:
Young refugees accepted by Germany since the beginning of last year will cost the country an extra 67 billion euros ($100 billion) to educate and train, according to a new assessment of the bill for the migrant influx.
The new school year is getting under way with calls for 25,000 more teachers and reports that thousands of migrant children will be denied a classroom place because schools are full.
About 40 per cent of the 1.1 million people who arrived in Germany last year and the 220,000 who came during the first half of this year are believed to be aged 20 or under….
“We have done some new calculations which put the full cost of refugees coming to Germany at euros 67 billion through their whole education pathway,” said Dieter Dohmen, president of the Research Institute for the Economics of Education and Social Affairs in Berlin… The bill for 2016 is put at euros 15 billion.
Add the unemployment benefits and other welfare payouts.
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.