On Planet Key there is no child poverty because all the children are forced to have jobs.
The impact of this poverty on those at the bottom is starting to permanently mutilate their futures now.
Key can't preach a hands off Government on the economy if he's being active in Welfare, so it's his usual shrug and I don't really care routine...
Crown cold on $2b plan to cut child poverty
A $2 billion Government overhaul, including more state homes and universal child support, is needed to fight child poverty, a report from the children's commissioner says.
Russell Wills' final report into child poverty has thrown the ball back to the Government, recommending 78 changes, including enshrining child welfare in law.
However, the Government has already poured cold water on the report, rejecting one big-ticket recommendation and emphasising tight finances.
The report paints a bleak picture of the 270,000 children living in poverty, many of whom regularly go hungry, get sick and live in overcrowded homes.
It says the first step is to create a strategy to monitor child poverty and set ambitious targets for improvement.
Without series implementation of something like MANAs feed the kids bill, and more state housing, we will not end child poverty in this county.
The 1% accept child poverty as a fair trade off and Key accepts it as a means to keep the working poor blaming the beneficiary poor.