Bill: Remove Refugee Funding
Votes: This is an ordinary bill. It requires more yes votes than no votes. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.
Voting deadline: April 2089
|Currently we fund refugees who come to this country, we should not. They should be accepted here and then be given their own chance to succeed. We should only give them assistance regarding law, language etc. No money should be given.|
While we welcome all immigrants traveling to Trigunia, we see no justification to spend tax dollars encouraging or subsidising immigration.
(the proposal value submitted here did not exist before, it was either welcome all and give aid to them, or not welcome all)
Old value:: All refugees are welcome, regardless of their reason, and given aid in integrating them into the country.
Current: Only refugees that are victims of extreme circumstances are welcome; no aid is given to them.
Proposed: All refugees are welcome but no financial aid is given to them.
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||18:33:37, July 30, 2005 CET||From||Liberty Party||To||Debating the Remove Refugee Funding|
|Message||The national refugee policy needs to consider two issues:|
- who should be let into the country, and how many people?
- what should be done about them once they are here.
On the first subject, I think we can all agree that refugees are a fact of life. They need somewhere to go and we should take our fair share. However, there are limits to our capacity.
On the second, it is a false economy to believe that we can save money by giving refugees no financial aid. If they are given no help in integrating into society, there is a good chance that they would turn to crime in order to survive, which is a cost to the country. Also, the longer it takes these people to integrate, the longer before they can earn an income and therefore the lower the taxes they will pay into the exchequer.
Our party believes that we have to closely monitor the amount we spend on integrating refugees and how that money can be spent most effectively, but that nonetheless, we do need to give some financial aid.
The Liberty Party recommends a NO vote on this issue.
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