No one in NZ politics ever lost votes by bashing the dirty fiilthy bennie, and the party of Cruelty and Spite as social policy, the National Party, are promising a delicious smorgasbord of counterproductive malice masquerading as welfare policy if elected next year…
National is looking into fining the parents of young people who leave school early, and don’t go into education or training, up to $3000 if it returns to Government.
This is just one of the policies understood to be under consideration by the party as part of its social policy review, due to be unveiled later this month.
…as if punishing parents with fines for truant children isn’t bullshit stick over carrot crap, look at the way National want to hurt beneficiaries…
• requiring gang members to prove they don’t have illegal income before they receive the benefit
• a 25 per cent reduction in the number of people on the benefit
…simply throwing 25% of beneficiaries off the benefit doesn’t solve anything! It simply means homelessness explodes, remember? The last time National were in power, that’s what happens. National go all vicious on social policy, people fall over, the social damage compounds.
As for taking welfare off gang members, Jesus wept – all that means is they are going to turn to more bloody crime!
NZ workers have lived for 3 decades in a de-unionised work force and stare at the pittance paid beneficiaries with envy in comparison to the low wage crumbs they manage to gather each week. National exploit this wage envy and beneficiaries are sold as the great enemy, that’s why counterproductive punishment policies are promoted with such zeal and glee by rich National Party MPs. The legacy of those counterproductive welfare policies explodes as the homelessness and deepening inequality we see on our streets each day.
This resentment and rancour pretending to be social policy by National is the lowest political trick in the game and reeks of desperation.
It’s ugly, it’s needless and it’s divisive.
Which of course is a 3 word description that perfectly sums up the National Party.