Putting the minimum back into wage
Now when you compare the tax cuts have put $1000 extra per week into the pockets of the 700 millionaires NZ has, 25 cents is less than chump change, it's dump change. Seeing as this Government bleat about 'catching up with Australia' all the time, why can't we catch up with their minimum wage, which is $15 per hour, surely one way to keep NZers here would be to match the Australian minimum wage and in terms of economic impact, minimum wage gets spent directly into the community where its earned, unlike all this money handed over to the rich who tend to hoard it like dragons.
Oh and don't tell me we can't afford it, this Government is borrowing $120 million per week for your tax cuts, if we can do that we can pay the 300 000 NZers working on the minimum wage a decent hourly amount to offset the rising cost of living. The poor didn't crash the global economy, no bloke in West Auckland working for $12.75 per hour was speculating on the Wall St stock exchange, yet they are forced to bear the brunt of an economic recession they had no hand in making and the Government's response is, 'here's 25 cents while we borrow almost half a billion per month for tax cuts that benefit the rich, don't go spending it all at once'.