Key throws all NZ workers under a bus trying to defend his corrupt immigration policies…
“But go and ask the employers, and they will say some of these people won’t pass a drug test, some of these people won’t turn up for work, some of these people will claim they have health issues later on. So it’s not to say there aren’t great people who transition from Work and Income to work, they do, but it’s equally true that they’re also living in the wrong place, or they just can’t muster what is required to actually work.”
…there is so much that is disgracefully vile in Key’s comments, it’s difficult to know where to begin.
Firstly, the work conditions these bosses provide are what turn NZers off from working them. The pathetic wage, the de-unionised work, the safety issues, the lack of benefits – this is what turns NZers off from working these jobs, yet here we have Key defending bringing these workers into feed the business interests that fund his Party because NZers are too drugged and lazy to do them.
Secondly, Key ignores his own self interest in keeping the student and work visa scams going because his Party needs the pressure those extra workers generate in housing to keep the property bubble inflating which in turn keeps the rental speculating middle Nu Zilind in his pocket.
It is National’s immigration policy that keeps flooding our country with a cheap, un-unionised labour force and the fake growth of over crowding. It is not because NZ workers smoke dope and are lazy, it’s because National have skewed the playing field for the bosses, and not the workers.
Our immigration crisis is driven by unscrupulous bosses who are bringing foreign students here under the falsehood of job security and exploiting them. This isn’t about NZers being xenophobic, this is about allowing large scale exploitation of young foreign students, many of whom have no idea of what their rights are.
Key and the National Party have built this mess, just like their counter-productive and punitive social policy is producing homelessness, their exploitative immigration policy is hurting local workers, feeding a property bubble and exacerbating the housing crisis.
To then have Key blame NZ workers for being lazy is insult to injury.