Skip to comments.Austria doubles down on benefit cuts for foreigners
Posted on 05/28/2018 7:54:00 AM PDT by BBell
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrias right wing coalition government on Monday doubled down on plans to cut benefits for foreigners including refugees, risking fresh legal challenges and opposition from the rest of the European Union.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurzs conservatives, in government with the far right, won last years parliamentary election with a hard line on immigration, pledging not to allow a repeat of the 2015 migration crisis in which Austria took in one of the biggest shares of asylum seekers in Europe. They see benefit cuts for new arrivals as a deterrent.
In March the Constitutional Court struck down a local model for the governments planned benefit reform, which required anyone claiming the main minimum benefit to have lived in Austria for five of the last six years. That system also reduced refugees benefits for an initial five years.
Following that ruling, the cabinet unveiled its modified plan on Monday, which would cap single refugees main benefit payment at 563 euros ($656) a month, rising to the 863 euros available to Austrians if the refugees pass a German test.
The fundamental rule we will introduce is that German will become the key to accessing the full minimum benefit, Kurz told a news conference. That means that whoever has insufficient language skills will not be able to claim the full minimum benefit.
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Then let the EU pay for them.
Good move. Now if we could only convince the bozos in this country to do the same.
Tell ‘em to go put a little shrimp on the barbie.
The muslim invasion has been successful in Great Britain and even here in the US (muslims in public office and owning Hamtramc and Dearborn) and host nations are awake now to vote and support good, conservative politicians.
Like Donald trump has asked, "Send me Conservatives / Republicans that will work with me"
America is on a roll, also.
Duh. A riff on the “Field of Dreams” line: If you feed, house and give them money, they will come.
What's especially encouraging about Europe is that most of this revolt against multiculturalism is taking place among the younger generation, such as Kutz in Austria.
Austria may not be ready to submit just yet like the rest of western Europe.
Eastern Europe is where western civilization will survive.
Better yet, let the rest of the EU have them and then leave the EU.
“Now if we could only convince the bozos in this country to do the same.”
Its not likely to be adopted in Germany. Merkel faces none of the constraints Kurz has.
Sounds like the courts want to run the country in Austria as well as America. Wonder how Austria manages some sanity that Germany is missing?
Look up CA prop 187. They did in in CA when the people voted, won, a victorious election, but then the state along with the fed gov conspirators burned the ballots and declared their free election, illegal.
the reason is Catholic vs Lutheran in the political sense (NOT theological) -- The Catholics in the south were told to see the Church as a separate political force from the state. In Lutheran north, the church became a department of the state -- especially under the Hohenzellorens. They even tried to forcibly merge Lutheranism and Calvinism.
The net result was a blind obedience to the state. This had positives as in the quicker growth, better cohesion etc. but it has negatives -- kinda similar to Japan's group-think mentality.
Really? That seems to buck at least my assumptions about Catholicism and the state. In England, Catholic kings seemed to want state and Church melded.
In the case of England, the Catholic kings didn't and couldn't have state and Church melded because the Catholic Church retained an organization that was separate from the state and could always claim to have to listen to the Pope not only the King (another one of the political reasons why the pricnes wanted the state under their thumb)
For Germany, and for Prussia in particular, they suborned the church to the state. This is why the Nazis were able to create their "Aryan Christianity" and get quite a few of the pastors to sign up - not due to theological reasons (as there were many lutheran and Calvinist pastors who refused this abomination and were fervent anti-nazis), but because there was this tradition since the hohenzollerns for the rulers to dictate church policy.
The Calvinist mentality has a lot of positives and it has, on balance negatives as well (just as the Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox mentalities have their positives and negatives) - you can see the positives in how Germany was reborn post WWII and you can see the negatives in how it fell quickly into line with government goals.
i repeat once more - this is not about theology
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