Bashing the dirty filthy bennies!
So it's all dem dirty filthy bennies fault and that is why we need to slash welfare (just like we need to expand despicable increases of state power because of da gangs, da gangs), yet those on welfare are usually there because they need have no other options in a 6.4% unemployment environment...
People not on the dole by choice - report
Many people are on the dole because of "horrible" incidents in their life and feel vulnerable when portrayed as lazy, a welfare report released today says.
Welfare Justice, established by Caritas, the Anglican Social Justice Commission and the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand in July, released its first report today.
Welfare Justice was established in July following the launch of the Government's Welfare Working Group as concern grew the latter would demonise beneficiaries.
Chairman Mike O'Brien said today's report aims at giving beneficiaries the opportunity to become part of the welfare reform debate.
It outlines the views and experiences of over 400 people who participated through written submission and public meetings.
"Many people who spoke or wrote to us were at pains to explain that they had not chosen to be supported by a social security benefit, but that this was a consequence of something horrible happening to their life," he said.
...I love how Paula Bennett is fresh from her free 6 week overseas trip to America re-educating herself on the joys of corporations taking over welfare in time to lecture dirty filthy bennies that they all have to go to work now.
There are 338 000 beneficiaries in NZ, 85,000 have severe mental or physical disabilities. 58,000 have been documented by medical professionals as sick, 112,000 are raising children alone, and 65,000 are actively looking for work. The ideologically stacked Welfare Razor Gang are using voodoo math to claim that if every beneficiary never got a job for the rest of their life (something which simply would NEVER happen) Welfare would end up costing us $50 billion. This spin lie is being used to justify slashing benefits for a crises they had no hand in causing.