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185. No sweat. My wife being a social worker here, I get it from the inside
It's not so much even the immigration. The European Union opened the borders as a political gesture to countries
that are nowhere near out of the ruins of fascist dictatorships (Romania and Albania being the worst) who used
to call themselves "socialist." They have thousands of ex-military and secret police, well trained in para-
military techniques, and who are now sweeping streets for $50 a month or unemployed completely. The organized
crime gangs bring them into Germany, visa-free, and they break into houses at night (doesn't matter if the owners
are there or not, they are trained to handle resistance) or rob stores at gunpoint and are home by breakfast the
next morning, their pockets stuffed with enough cash to let them live like kings for 6 months, until the gang
organizers need them again for another job. In the meantime, they are untraceable to the German cops.

The immigrants who come here really looking to join German society are not much of a problem. They get jobs of
a menial nature if they have to. I know a guy who was a chemical engineer in Kazakhstan who drives a streetcar
here. But his German is now near flawless, and his daughter just got her (German) university degree. Guys like
him are not the problem. But the two "mainsteam" parties courted near unobstructed immigration from Eastern
Europe in the 80s and 90s, recognizing any jackass that could say "Bratwurst" as an ethnic German, tossing a
ton of money and free perks at them, saying "welcome home, remember to vote for us." No wonder that real German
taxpayers resented footing the bill for these people. My wife's job is to help try to place long-term unemployed
people into jobs, and she gets untold numbers of lowlifes who show up only because they have to, in order to
appear to look for work (so their benefits will continue). Then they produce doctor's certificates saying they
can't work, speak lousy German (some even show with interpreters after being here for 15 years!) and then drive
off in a Mercedes! this is not a worst-case scenario, but she sees it several times a week. It burns her up, because
not only are these people very visible (the far right has a field day), but they are stealing HER tax money that
she willingly paid, thinking it was to help support a system that helped people only when they needed it.

The far right here loves it, because it gives them a reason to exist. Like "terrrrrists," without whom Cheneybush
would have not carried ten states in 2004, the badly thought out policies of the mainstream parties gave the far
right a weapon they never should have had.
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