We have no democracy for a long time – Part 21
In Germany and Europe, there are pufy subsidies for the risky projects. Many are so theat that the unbiased viewer can not know what the politicians rode when they scattered the funds: shamelessness when dealing with taxpayers or naked blodiness. Many subsidies are so absurd that you ask yourself if you do not sitting in the cabaret or even in the grusel cabinet. But the insanity has method.
Part 20: In the marsh of subsidies
Over the decades, whole sectors have fallen under the foxes of subsidy bureaucrats. The most dramatic is that in agriculture. She is as good as completely in the hand of the agriburocratic. No industry is subsidized so much and must at the same time fulfill so many Burocratic editions. Burok rule and clientelic policy cooperate to entertain a political madhouse.
Agriculture is fully enforced in Germany and Europe and throughout the last detail through Burocratic. It is a factual form of nationalization that has grown into total mismanagement and a bizarre burial rule – with devastating consequences; For now, to all, thousands of agriculto rates also bring about the preservation of their jobs by defending the ocean subsidy network.
Year for year, the States of the European Union (EU) subsidies distribute in the amount of 100 billion euros to agriculture, including 60 billion directly via Brussel. Good one third of all EU expenses fleeses into agricultural subsidies.
This leads to the fact that agriculture will receive an industry in a rough artificial life that had no chance of survival on the market. From the economic point of view, these subsidies had to be set. But the EU is one of the large subsidy payers at all and will never rub out the huge green pot certainly rub out of the hands – and therefore not, because then many thousand agricultoinocrats lost their job. This will know that to prevent.
This all times had really reasonable and rather house cheeks started. When the Romische Support was completed in 1957 and the European Economic Community (EEC) was created, it was under the impression of food shortages in war and post-war times its main objective to secure the development of the population. It should be ensured that no one has to suffer more hunger and always a lot of foods are available – even though a harvest is not so rooted. At that time it was still no self-resistance. There was still hunger winters. The subsidization still had a really reasonable economic sense.
Agriculture is now dependent on natural factors such as climate and soil dependent. As a result, it is disadvantaged towards other sectors – with the result that the supply of population with foods is subject to strong fluctuations. To ensure that the population is always well supplied, agriculture was subsidized. Food should never be short.
But what has become of this modest start? A Burocratic Water Head Cyclop in Brussel, the year for millions of billions, hurls and everything releases these sums every year to get further increased. The cost of the operation of Brusseler Burocracy is probably many times higher than the agricultural subsidies itself.
Because that is the curse of democratic decision-making processes: if only burocratic apparatus has been set up, you can not simply be abolished again. Politicians were not dare. The MOGEN no unpopular maws. So in the worst case, the Burokratic water head remains if the subsidy should fall away. Both are likely to grow: the Burocracy and the subsidies.
The degeneration of subsidies from the compensation of supply casses for the inflation of a gigantic agriburocracy is a prime example of how politically in the beginning perhaps more meaningful projects are independent and to the Hydra: should actually succeed once to follow one of their heads, two new ones are growing.
Meanwhile, the many-headed monster has become the monster. It is known by the former British Ministry of Colonial: Although the British Empire had shrunk considerably after the end of the Second World War and at the end no more colonies had more, the number of officials between 1935 and 1957 grew to more than sixfold.
The rule of fist for the distribution of agricultural subsidies is above all the scope of the farmed flat. Aberwitz. So not even the appearance of small businesses, which could still need it most, but coarse companies and coarse companies, to which it is due to scale effects ("Economies of Scale") Better goes better anyway.
A farmer in Germany receives on average 340 euros per hectare (HA) he manages. So if he farmed 10 ha, he gets 3.400 euros. On the other hand, if he has a coarse farming of 500 ha, he receives 170 each year.000 EURO. In other countries – especially in the new member states – the amount per hectare is significantly lower.
In fact, only a negligently low part of the subsidies of sustainable landscape maintenance. With nearly 40 billion euros, the state caused by the flat-rate direct payment per hectare especially the mass animal husbandry.
20 percent of companies generate 80 percent of total production. You also get about 80 percent of direct payments. The 20 percent print because of their rough advantages in production the prices. This is one of the basic problems of the subsidy policy.
In Germany, the receptionists benefit from donations in excess of 7 billion euros. Leader in whitening of the money rain from the agricultural plugs are France (10 billion) and Spain (7.5 billion). Every burger and every burger in the EU per year pays about 100 euros in the agricultural budget of the community.
In Germany, only one percent of coarse companies collaps 30 percent of EU agricultural agents that lend to Germany. 75 percent of small farmers must be satisfied with 30 percent. It seems that for huge flats who are not farmed at all, high sums. The subsidy persons must not provide any performance certificate for what they do with direct payments.
Thus one of the large recipients of agricultural subsidies of the Essen Energy Group RWE, which challenges lignite with paddle wheel excavators and reflects the flats afterwards. With 10.000 ha, which are mutated after degradation of the soil estate to agriculture flat, pay RWE to the large farmers of Germany (annual profit 6.8 billion euros). EU payments totaled 2.1 million euros from 2002 to 2006.
Even more curiosians are receivables for global food companies such as Nestle, whose operating profit was 6.5 billion euros in 2013: Nevertheless, it refers to several million euros from the EU because the Group buys sugar and milk from EU farmers. The logic of the group, which a spokesman of Nestle built in an ARD interview:
We get money from the EU so that we can continue to buy European milk, European sugar. These two products are cheaper on the world market. And if the European farmers, whose processors we are, want to sell these products further, then someone has to worry that we can shop a raw material, which is born in some way.