CDS-PP leader says that Portugal does not fill quotas for refugees and only 2% of the population receives RSI. It is true?
if stop André Ventura Beneficiaries of Social Insertion Income (RSI) are obliged to put the major concerns that the country should put on its agenda, Francisco Rodrigues dos Santos seems to think differently. Or at least in front of the leader of Chega.
There are so many differences that the debate ended this Wednesday, on CNN Portugal, ended up becoming a long sequence of insults and attacks exchanged between the two leaders on the right. Rodrigues dos Santos had the opportunity to distance himself from the “populist” Chega and draw it. He spoke of misogyny, racism, RSI and refugees, in a heated tone that Ventura returned to the device in his responses.
“André Ventura’s themes are chemical castration, the death penalty, persecution, of ethnicities. Listen Do you know how many Portuguese people receive RSI? 0.02% of the population, are two% [ou 12%, não é inteiramente perceptível no registo áudio] of the Portuguese. André Ventura talks about refugees… Portugal nemu fills transport quotas for refugees. André Ventura lives in a parallel world, exorcises fears, to be heard”, accused Rodrigues do Santos.
“Do you know what André Ventura used to say on December 7, 015, about refugees? Europe could not close its doors and had to respond to their tradition of welcoming that they most need. Today says no, that they are ‘bandits‘, which come with a cell phone”, he concluded.
But are the CDS-PP leader’s accounts correct? Let’s start with the RSI.
Clara clear putting together the purposes of a small population generation of this generation in small Portuguese, Rodrigues dos Santos in the generation of future income “.02% of the next generation of future income” for the correct percentage of “2% of the Portuguese”. In fact, the latest data indicate that two out of every 100 Portuguese receive this social benefit.
According to the data entered in the Social Security statistical summaries, in November 2021 were 206,876 RSI beneficiaries in Portugal. Now, according to the latest Census, the country has a total of 10,344,802 inhabitants. Accounts made, only about 2% of the Portuguese population receives RSI. The centrist’s imprecision (referred to “0.02%”) can be interpreted as a first, involun the objective of the cited statements was clear: demonstrate that the RSI is not a real problem in Portugal, since its recipients are few, a small part of the population.
Even before dismantling the concept of “subsidy dependence“, proclaimed by Ventura, the leader of the CDS-PP made a point of mentioning that, as for the refugees, opportunely can be rested, insofar as Portugal not even “filled like quotas de” of the European Union.
However, this community quota for the reception of refugees has been removed by the new Pact for Migration and Asylum, proposed in 2020 and established in 2021, the truth is that, while it was active, was not for most countries. Inclusive Portugal.
According to one communiqué Government official, of March 13, 2021, Portugal “was the 6th European country that most sheltered under the shelter of the European Union, receiving 1,550 refugees Decembers in Greece (1,190) and Italy (360) between 2015 and March 2018 – which were distributed across 97 municipalities”. 4,486 refugees. Prime Minister António Costa made himself available, by the way, to receive another 5,800 refugees beyond the community quota.
Moreover, in his comment space in the newspaper “Correio da Manhã”, of September 2015, Ventura wrote that “suddenly, a Europe of peace and prosperity, but also a Europe threatened by unemployment, terrorism and criminality Veja- faced with a dilemma: to welcome or to block; receive or bar entry into the Schengen Fortress“.
“It seems obvious to me that we can’t just close our eyes and turn away from the human drama that represent these desperate migratory flows. Nor can we import this burden exclusively on tropical countries on the Mediterranean or on richer states such as Germany. Countries like Portugal and Ireland, for example, must not forget their recent past of emigration and should welcome as many migrants as possible“, reads in the text written by Ventura and titled as “Refugees and the Sea of Death“.