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Friday, February 18, 2011

David Farrar - you are better than this hate towards the poor

David Farrar and John Key's grossly offensive comments on why the poor need food parcels reminds me of the famous Herman Melville quote:

"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well housed, well warmed and well fed."

There are very few times that I am ever actually really angry with David Farrar over at Kiwiblogh. Yes he's the mouthpiece for National on line, but he has an intellect one can argue with (most of the time) and the majority of his obvious kite flying isn't as sly as Whaleoil so he can get shot down pretty quick, but his post yesterday defending John Key's deeply offensive and jaw droppingly out of touch comment regarding the poor requiring food parcels because they choose badly is one of the most pathetic posts David Farrar has ever posted...

Those whose expenses regularly exceed their income – which probably does indicate a budget prioritisation issue
Those who have a temporary one off high priority expense, such as medical bills (note special need grants are also available)
Those who prefer free food to paying for food

...oh really David, the poor go to food banks because they need to prioritize their budgets better? They go to food banks because they have a one off high cost? The go to food banks because they like free food??? Where the fuck does David Farrar get off attempting to cover up John Key's bullshit?

Note it has nothing to do with John Key's bungled mismanagement of the economy from a GST tax rise that was supposed to 'turbo charge' the economy but resulted in a $2billion drop in revenue, it has nothing to do with the soaring unemployment and double dip recession his Government has overseen and it has nothing to do with the National Party's bankrupt free market philosophy the direction of which is to now privatize half our assets for overseas interests, oh no, Poor people needing food parcels is all their own fault.

As NZ families line up for food parcels, Key will sail past them in one of his brand new $6million BMW fleet cars (which will massage his arse through seat massages), wagging his finger at them screaming 'poor choices' as he laughs all the way to the bank.

It is disgusting that David Farrar should attempt to act as an apologist to justify our out of touch bubble boy multi-millionare Optimist Prime.

You are better than this David and should be ashamed of yourself.


At 18/2/11 11:37 am, Blogger Amnion said...

Actually Bomber, Daviod isn't better than this. He is smug and self satisfied, and has been one of the most advantaged his whole life.

Fiood banks have very strict criteria, both regarding the numbers of food parcels given in a year and the criteria to qualify for a food parcel. You cannot just rock upa nd ask for one because you 'prefer free food'.

Why anyone bothers quoting these ignorant nats on this issue I'll never understand. how about asking the peopel that know, the people who (voluntarily) run the food banks, and the people who (mostly unwillingly) need them?

Many people who need food parcels arent beneficiaries, but the minimum waged "mums and dads" (blech) who have below subsistence incomes.

What has Key done for those Mums and Dads? Made it harder...

At 19/2/11 12:32 am, Blogger H Stewart said...

Actually Amnion, You have clearly never met David. He is actually a hell of a nice guy and although we have never quite agreed on party politics I rate David.

David has been a friend for years and well knows my left wing attitudes he has never failed to provide me with the best advise when I have involved myself in the political process.

"Smug and self satisfied " ? Fuck you Bradbury you know that is a shit statement and I have given you time to sort it, two fucking posts later you haven't. I thought that you were better than this Bradbury.


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