Other than being led by Dirty Politics scum like Jordan Williams and David Farrar, The Taxpayers’ Union is an astro turf right wing attack vehicle designed to push the free market small Government ideology on behalf of NZs most vicious and rich right wingers.
The Taxpayers’ Union are the ideological shock troops of the neoliberal revolution and they are forever attacking State regulations in favour of the free market, so imagine our collective glee on the Left to see the great champions of free market capitalism crawling on their belly for a Government wage subsidy…
The Taxpayers’ Union, a group which highlights what it sees as wasteful Government spending and argues for lower taxes, has been granted more than $60,000 in taxpayer money as part of the COVID-19 wage subsidy.
The money will be used to support nine of the incorporated society’s employees, according to an entry on the Government’s public database of wage subsidy recipients.
“This decision was made on the basis of our ethical obligations to staff during the Government-mandated economic shutdown,” a post on the group’s website said.
“The decision to accept this subsidy was not as simple for us as for most organisations. Prior to COVID-19, we have stated on the record that we would never accept taxpayer funding. That commitment was, of course, made in a time few New Zealanders could possibly have anticipated COVID-19 and the ensuing economic situation.
“After brief deliberation, the Taxpayers’ Union board determined the welfare of our employees to be a more pressing immediate concern than ideological purity.”
…well, well, well. These ideological free market fascists who previously stated they would NEVER take taxpayer funding now have.
How hilarious that the second capitalism fails, those who exploit it most and rage against State intervention are the first in the queue for a handout.
They aren’t just intellectually vile with weaponised selfishness, they are fucking hypocrites as well.
NEVER let them forget this when they start attacking taxpayer funded programmes again.