I don’t watch The Nation now we all know that TV3 Management have such a stranglehold on what they will allow to become current affairs and won’t allow to become current affairs based on how embracing it may be for their friend John Key, but their twitter feed was alight over the weekend with this old chestnut…
…I love how the Right & their media puppets ask ‘will throwing money at child poverty fix it’.
They never said that about bailing their bank mates out. We couldn’t sign the cheque fast enough to prevent South Canterbury Finance with its close connections to many powerful National Party members from falling over, yet when it comes to poor children, suddenly it’s ‘can we afford it’?
It’s incredible isn’t it? We can borrow billions in tax cuts for the richest, but can’t spend the money to stop children in state care being sexually abused and beaten. We can sell 49% of some of our best performing energy companies to those same rich NZers who benefitted from tax cuts (not to mention the taxpayer subsidy to hold onto the shares), but can’t use the $871million in lost revenue from those assets to stop children in state care being sexually abused and beaten.
We can spend $26million on a vanity project from the Prime Minister to change our flag but we can’t spend that money to stop children in state care being sexually abused and beaten.
Don’t dare tell me we don’t have the money, we have the bloody money, it’s our priorities and values that are bankrupt. The simple fact is this Government and its voters don’t give a toss about children in poverty, especially if those children are brown because as far as they are concerned, you choose to be a kid in poverty.
If it were white middle class kids getting abused in state care there would be outrage, when it’s poor brown kids we shrug and claim there’s no money.