Solo Mothers have to tighten their belts because of greedy merchant bankers
Warning of $50b bill on welfare
New Zealand's welfare system is being set up for reform, with a Government-appointed working group saying it is "unsustainable, outdated and fragmented".
We love to bash the bennie in NZ, it's a hobby right up there with domestic violence and alcoholism. In the creche under Parliament, little National Party children are allowed once a month to attack a pinata in the shape of a bludger with little 'Paula Batons' to smash the bludger pinata open, so the children can feast on the rich creamy bennie brains.
So, other than Islamaphobic fiction writers who connect intelligence to wealth and advocate corporations run social welfare, who else is on this Welfare razor gang?
Surprise, surprise - the former president of ACT, Catherine Isaac. A day after the Welfare Working Group first met on April 30th, Roger Kerr, the Executive Director of the Business Roundtable published an opinion piece in the Dominion Post claiming unemployment is a political choice, as in the poor choose to be poor.
Rodger rages against the welfare machine by claiming if only we dumped the minimum youth wage and weaken unions, then employers like him would hire and Ayn Rand would come back from the grave with Adam Smith and they will lay the foundations of a pure free market city state (with a weirdly overt militaristic Police force).
The kicker is, Rodger Kerr is married to Catherine Isaac, he’s writing hard right send-the-kids-down-the-mine-to-work-social-policy the day after his wife’s first meeting for the Welfare Working Group.
And what about Adrian Roberts and Enid Ratahi Pryor who are current corporate welfare contractors to the Government, what possible advice are theu going to give beyond 'more corporate contracts in social welfare'??? It's like having Pig Farmers set the legal welfare conditions for their pigs!
How bout I just save everyone about a million bucks worth of our tax payer dollars in consultancy fees and pointless bureaucracy to tell everyone what this insanely biased bullshit scam of a joke wrapped up in ribbon so called Working Group is going to breathlessly report back to us with?
Bludgers will be rorting the system
Bludgers will be causing cancer
Bludgers may be attracting aliens
Bludgers will be using your taxpayer dollars to buy booze and drugs as they rob you while you are out of your house while you are working hard to pay your mortgage and pay your bills and look after your kids and all these bludgers will want to do is piss on your mothers grave.
When it comes to welfare, Bennett displays all the sadistic and self righteous qualities of a reformed smoker. I can't wait to see the look on her face when she is forced to pay out of her own pocket all that money to solo mum, Tarsha Fuller for breaching her privacy rights.
The problem isn't solo mothers on welfare, the problem is 6.8% unemployment caused by greedy merchant bankers who purposely crashed the global economy!
If you aren't getting angry, you aren't paying attention.