Germany’s population is declining, and this will cause economic problems—but increased immigration and accepting refugees (migrants) won’t fix it.
This article looks at the logic behind Chancellor Merkel’s “immigration grows the economy” argument, and nails down the facts.
I find that there are 7.89 million Muslims in Germany, all immigrants (1st, 2nd, or rarely 3rd) or refugees, and that 14.7% of Germany’s population ages 32 and under is Muslim.
Contrary to what Merkel says, this demographic shift exacerbates the problems faced by Germany and its aging population, since the majority of these people do not contribute to Germany’s lavish welfare system.
Instead, they are a net burden on the German taxpayer…