posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 09:24 AM
a reply to: doobydoll
>> Those workers have flooded the western Europe labour and housing market,
Not true. Employment rates are low across Europe, and the housing market has been artificially inflated by the rich and property developers who wanted
to boost the profits by simply not building enough houses.
> lowered wages,
Not true. Minimum wages remain enshrined in law of most EU countries.
> soaring rents
Nothing to do with immigration. Everything to do with rich people being greedy.
> putting many western EU citizens below the poverty line in their own countries,
Not true. Austerity economics is what's putting people below the poverty line. Not the EU or immigration.
> whilst the eastern workers live 20 to a house to minimise costs in their host nation
Not true. Most EU immigrants live much the same way as the rest of us.
> and send the majority of their earnings back to their home country.
I don't know how true that is or not, but if it's their money that they've earnt, why shouldn't they be allowed to spend it where they want?
> How can western EU citizens compete with that? When the eastern Europeans decide to retire at 40 and go back home because their saved earnings is
worth triple or more times their own currencies
You mean the Euro?
The cost of living is certainly cheaper in Eastern Europe, that is true. But here's the thing, we could all go and retire in Romania or Poland too if
we wanted. A lot of us do. A lot of British people retire to Spain for example, because the cost of living is cheaper and the sun shines.
But we won't be able to do that much longer.