Labour fanboi John Hartevelt has the heart-wrenching story of a young student who is now having to borrow more because of the evil government changes:
Caitlin Davies has been forced to add thousands of dollars in student loan debt and take on extra hours of part-time work so that she can finish her masters degree.
Ms Davies, 21, is among thousands of students part way through post-graduate study who will have their student allowance cut off when changes announced in last week’s Budget take effect next year.
“They just changed it without telling us and we can’t really do anything about it now because we’ve already started,” Ms Davies said.
“If we’d had warning, our decision-making would have been different.”
As well as freezing the parental income threshold at which students can claim a student allowance, the Government has also decided allowances will not be available to people in masters or PhD programmes – a move that will cut up to 5000 students from the scheme.
Ms Davies was eligible for the allowance in the first four years of her psychology studies because the income from her mother did not cross the threshold.
This wouldn’t be the same Caitlin Davies who was very active helping Grant Robertson at the last election in Wellington Central?
Surely it is just a coincidence that Grant Robertson is also the spokesman for Tertiary Education.
Perhaps if she spent less time drinking she may have enough money for study.
Once again repeaters have taken a nicely fed story and printed it without background checking their source wasn’t compromised in some way., or even connected with the Labour rent a quote spokesperson.
UPDATE: The person who took the photo I linked to says that Caitlin wasn’t involved. I will take him at his word. However I find it amazing that someone who professes to have never met Grant Robertson or supports Labour in fact “Likes” his Facebook page.