Friday, September 29, 2023
FDP no longer wants to pay refugees cash
t online FDP no longer wants to pay refugees cash Article from T - Online • 6 hours Only benefits in kind or payment cards FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr calls for an end to cash payments to refugees. That would attract more refugees to Germany. FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr has called for a stop to cash payments to refugees. “The federal states could say from today: We will stop paying cash to refugees, we will only make payments in kind or payment cards,” said Dürr on Friday in the ARD “Morgenmagazin”. Then, in his words, a pull factor, i.e. an incentive for refugees to come to Germany, would be eliminated. The federal and state governments meet at the beginning of November He hopes that by the next meeting of the federal and state governments at the beginning of November, the prime ministers will clearly speak out in favor of no longer making cash payments. "This is not Finance Minister Christian Lindner's money, but rather the people in Germany earned it," said the FDP MP. The federal government makes its financial contribution to caring for refugees, but the municipalities cannot be helped with money alone. “Simply throwing more money at a huge problem will not work; the number of irregular migrants must go down,” demanded Dürr. "We can't tell the taxpayer that we have a big problem and we're going to pour more money into it."