So many things happened this week so I cannot decide where to start.
First our government did start to dismantle our welfare society based on orders from the European Union. People who are unemployed right now can get money from the state for 4 years. If they take a job after the first of July this year and it doesn’t work out, they are thrown out of the system if they have been unemployed for more than 2 years without a full year of employment being counted over a period of 2 years.
People who get twins or more than 2 children will see the money flow from the state being lowered. Like China Denmark has a system to lower the number of children in Denmark. Children are expensive. Parents pay about a million DKK to bring up one child. The Danish schools are second to none but they are not cheap, so the state pays their share of bringing up a Dane too. The only answer would be to reduce the number of children and that is what they are doing. Then some say that immigrants get more children than native Danes and this method is a way to state that they should leave Denmark for good if they want children. It is not fair to support this assumption because the number of Danes who have come forward and state their situation is massive. We are talking 160,000 families who will be hit hard due to these cuts.
Lesbians who want to have children with some medical aid in our hospital system will have to pay for themselves opposite heterosexual couples. It is basically Denmark’s version of the proposition 8 from California but improved. If you cannot prevent them from marrying then you can prevent them from taking their ideas to the next generation.
Hospitals – they are closed and if you are ill then prepare yourself for days of traveling before you reach one. Why not cut the number down to 4 located near the four largest cities? Already today some illnesses in Denmark cannot be treated if you have to live at the countryside. It is deadly to have a heart disease if you live 30-50 kilometers from the hospitals in Denmark. The statistics show it.
Now when we are talking about hospitals our doctors no longer have to wait until their treatment have been translated into the language of the patient. The patients have to learn to talk Danish while they are hospitalized because there is no longer money for translators unless the patients want to pay for them. That is one area where the cuts will increase productivity.
The population is angry because they believe that the treason committed by the previous government about the early retirement was the last time where any government dared to attack the welfare society. But perhaps seen in a perspective the population should have lured a renewed attack was underway. The early retirement was the core in our welfare society. Worn down workers was given a small prize for their effort as thank for giving up their health for the good of our society. It did allow people to work hard and taking chances during their careers because they knew that a safety net would catch them if something went wrong.
Now what is the message? I have to say to my children: Please, spare yourself! Do not become exchange students! Do not make voluntary work unless the insurance matters are fully investigated! Do not study for long time because it will not pay up and you have to take loans where the interest rates are so high that you have to live until you are 120 years old to pay them back.
So they do just the amount of school work they are assigned. They have no motivation to go the extra mile because they know that the society will punish them. In fact even we who work cannot go the extra mile because the fines for speeding are so high. In Danish firms speeding in company cars are celebrated because it shows that you have a co-worker who wants to fight for the firm and preserve your job as well. But with those huge fines it is difficult to forecast who the Danish firms will emerge from the economically crisis with a positive result.
The orders from the European Union to dismantle our welfare society did hit us hard. We are broken by the bureaucrats as I saw one website named.
The voters will punish the politicians behind carrying out the orders from the bureaucrats known in Denmark as a coffee club for the super elite without any touch with the general population and the consequences of all their rules.
Here is becomes funny. Of course the Danish people party will be punished. It is the first time they have taken responsibility for anything that did not protect Denmark. They are known as the master behind the Berlin wall separating Denmark from crimes, gangs and moochers from abroad. Every time a crime happens where the criminal has a foreign background 1-5 generations back their spoke person is in the news asking for higher punishment. The funny thing is that they have managed to increase sentences in a lot of areas but they have not given our prison system the money to hold the number of persons the increase of punishment has resulted in. Denmark has no supreme courts asking for release of prisoners in an overbooked prison system like they do in California, so none complains. If you want to see how a prison is run in Denmark today then watch the prison movie “R”.
They are supporters of sending 14 years olds into the prison system and Denmark do mix children and adults in their prison system against all conventions. But the voters don’t care unless it is their own children.
Now they for once did attack the general population. It will cost them.
Then there is Lene Espersen. The problem with her is not that she is responsible for the cuts. The voters did expect her to do something like this. No, the problem is that she did take a holiday instead of drinking coffee with some people representing countries abroad as Denmark should care. I am just saying: Despite the cuts Denmark is the number one country in the world. We have outgrown the need to meet other countries. I find the treatment of her unfair, but I think that she should have been kicked out long ago, but on her other actions like when she did fail Camilla Broe, Chesnut, destroyed our policeforce and court system.
Finally our prime minister is caught in the crossfire. I guess that it is only a matter of time before he will be forced to leave his office. His legacy will be that he was the last prime minister in the period of Danish history where Denmark was found among those countries known as welfare societies.
This was important week. I will be back next week if I have not died of hunger.