Hahahaha the underclass
Underclass, underclass where fore art thou Underclass? I wonder where National party supporters think the Underclass comes from? Are they found at the bottom of ones garden? Are they made everytime a civil union is performed? Perhaps they live under John Key’s bed at night and pop out to whisper their dreams into his ear late at night?
Here is where the underclass come from – but don‘t tell our right wing friends, the second you mention benefit, they want to cut and slash it and then we’d see all those warm fuzzy images of John Key championing the underclass up for what they always were – a pr charm offensive.
Single benefits falling far behind wages
Welfare beneficiaries without children are now worse off in relation to the average worker than at any time in the past 26 years, and probably in the last 60 years. Auckland University research shows that the net dole for a single adult without children has dropped from a recent peak of 45 per cent of the net average wage in 1986 to 28 per cent today. The current rate is the lowest since the university data started in 1981, and economist Brian Easton said it seemed to be the lowest since the average wage was created in 1948. His data, based on the benefit rate for couples, shows that the previous lowest rate for couples was 54 per cent of the net average wage in 1972.