The NZ Obscenity
It is an obscenity that there are 210 000 NZ children in poverty while the wealthiest 150 NZ families gained $7Billion on the NBR rich list in just one year - wake up sleepy hobbits.
John Key's bennie bashing, free market vacant aspiration isn't enough to even be called a plan. It's a rag of redneck bennie baiting social policy attracting the Shire Volk alongside manufactured chatter of fake rugby cups, All Blacks Jersey's and abstinence rings while a massive transfer of wealth to private companies occurs all of whom with a vested interest in their profit margin, not any social margin.
Why adopt more free market dogma when it was that Washington Consensus ideology that caused the crash in the first place?
John Armstrong's love affair with the Prime Minister continues today. His political columns have increasingly looked like the Heralds romance section as he flirts and whispers sweet nothings into Johns ear with columns as out of touch with the world as John Key himself has become. It's a world of unicorns and rainbows, where a bright light gleams from Key and the heavens part. Praising Key for bennie bashing while refusing to see that this is an ID Card plan that is being lined up to be rolled out by private companies that get a bonus for either finding an unemployed person a job or cutting them off for turning down a job offer. These cut off people suddenly become the invisible poor, not measured, not measurable, not embarrassing the Government with the grim reality of poverty in NZ.
Sanitized, that is what we are doing with Social Welfare, we are sanitizing it. We are doing a great job of hiding our social damage while leaving it to fester in a Darwinian economic survival of the richest.
If John Key's bennie bashing hatred mixed with privatizing the entire continental shelf of NZ is the answer, then you've asked the wrong bloody question folks.