Cash for kids! “I’ll pay you to have my babies,” says Hungarian Prime Minister. It’s better than Wonga!
Hungary’s right-wing nationalist Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has offered Hungarian women cash if they have lots of Hungarian babies.
Couples will be offered interest-free loans of 10m forint (£27,400; $36,000), which will be written off after they have three children.
It’s not clear if the couple still have to be together at this point. But it’s certainly a better deal than Wonga who seize your first born if you fall behind on payments.
If a woman has four or more children she will be exempt from paying tax for the rest of her natural, tired, and still-impoverished life.
“The deal applies only to Hungarians and not immigrants like Muslins,” Orban said. “We want to keep Hungary as Hungary,” he added.
The Hungarian Roma or Gypsies who are too poor to benefit from Orban’s proposals have already set up a baby black market. Ironically, most of the babies come from poor Muslim families who can’t afford to look after them.
Organised crime has also devised a “babies for hire” service, and with most of the Hungarian politicians and bureaucrats in their pocket, this looks likely to be a profitable enterprise for all. Although it will do nothing to help Orban’s dream of a Hungarian-only state.
Neither will the droves of 32,000 Hungarians who leave the country each year.
He denied planning to set up a Lebensborn association but admitted it might be the only solution. He said he simply wanted to maintain the purity of the Hungarian race and had no expansionist policies – other than expanding the number of Hungarian babies.