Does anyone in NZ keep a straight face when Paula claims her draconian crack downs on welfare are not bennie bashing?
Claiming every beneficiary will still be on the benefit when they turn 65 to manufacture the $78b 'cost' is morally bankrupt panic creation.
But that's the point, Paula wants to scare the bejesus out of everyone so that when the beneficiary pogrom reaches its zenith, their screams of anguish will be drowned out by the sound of all that $78billion we will be supposedly saving.
3 missed phone calls from winz will lose you welfare,
Drug testing that will cost us twice as much as it will save,
state pressured contraception,
back to work when second child turns one year old,
arrest warrant disqualifications from benefits
and 'social obligations' that if they aren't fulfilled will lose you benefits
NOW we have...
'One strike' rule for beneficiaries
One strike and you're out will be the tough new rule for welfare beneficiaries who turn down any "suitable" job offer from next July.
If we are to judge a country on how it treats its most vulnerable, NZers are a pack of nasty right wing arseholes who seem to relish life made more difficult for the poorest amongst us.
All the while, on Planet Key, the Government play Golf and go on holidays. On Planet NZ we have the highest inequality rates in history and 270 000 children in poverty.
This is state sanctioned cruelty, welcome to economic Darwinism.