"We must assume that the refugees will be a significant financial burden on us for their natural lifespan of - let's say - 60 years." He expects significant family reunification and for 2016 another million-odd people as refugees. "Under extremely conservative assumptions, I have calculated that the financial burden of the refugee immigration, particularly the social expenditures, in the next few decades will amount to 1.5 trillion euros. That exceeds all imaginings and is comparable with the burdens associated with German unification."Source
Sarrazin was the author of the book German is Unmaking Itself, which was a best-seller a few years ago. He was branded a racist and Islamphobe and hounded from his job as a governor of the German central bank.