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Socialist “Care” Showing it’s True Colours

NRT doesn’t get it. Socialists don’t care, they just take money from those they deem rich, and give to those they want votes off. Then they call that caring.

But it’s not more caring than feeding children lollies every day of their lives.

Even more obscene is that Labour, the party that is supposed to care, has done nothing about this. All their policy interventions – Working For Families, the engineered labour shortage, raising the minimum wage – have excluded beneficiaries. While those programmes have done wonders for the working poor, for those on unemployment benefits, and those easily able to take on work, beneficiaries with children, with illnesses or disabilities have been left behind. And these make up the majority (and certainly account for the majority of children dependent on benefits – the Herald has the stats in passing here). Those 150,000 beneficiary children in poverty? They’re still there, after nine years of a Labour government. They have simply been left behind.

Here that Helen? That’s what your supporters are saying.

Random Thoughts on Child Poverty

1. I’ve yet to meet a kid who’s earning more than 60% of the median wage

2. Actually, I might have but from memory they were right pricks

3. Isn’t it illegal for kids to work that much anyway?

4. The real problem is the parent’s income – not how much they get, but what they do with it. Too many beneficiaries spend their money on booze and flash cars and too little on the children they have. (Most of the cars outside the local WINZ are better than the one I drive at present.) I know parents who’s children would be no better off if their income tripled.

5. Also, what they do with what they buy. A good jacket can last for a day or years depending on the behavior of the wearer.

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