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These bludgers need to get a job not whinge about ‘entitlements’

Frank Underwood was right. Entitlements are the problem, not the solution. The problem is people seem to think they are entitled to things. You are entitled to nothing.

These bludgers need to get a job, not look for entitlements.

Beneficiaries have been threatened with trespass notices as they wait in line outside a south Auckland Work and Income (WINZ) office.

Police have been called the past two weeks after more than 60 people allegedly threatened staff.

Every Friday morning for the past six weeks, there’s been an unusually long line outside the Clendon Work and Income office.

That’s because Auckland Action Against Poverty (AAAP) has started helping beneficiaries there get what they are entitled to – but their presence has caused a stir.

“The staff of the Ministry of Social Development are intimidated by the behaviour of the crowd here,” police told Newshub.   Read more »

Is benefit fraud a NCEA course?

If benefit fraud is an NCEA course this women seems to have got at least a “merit”. With points deducted only for getting caught.

A Kapiti woman who fraudulently claimed $131,371 in social welfare benefits has been sentenced to 10 months’ home detention.

Georgina Harry-Anne Marama Kelly Kraus , also known as Georgina Huriwaka, 39, pleaded guilty in the Porirua District Court on Wednesday to 30 charges of using a document fraudulently.

Huriwaka, a traffic controller, first applied for a domestic purposes benefit on January 8, 2010.  On the form she advised she had separated from her husband.

Over the next five years she continued to claim a benefit despite still living with her husband. The couple had another baby in 2013.

She did not declare her earnings from the fulltime work she started in May, 2015.   Read more »

Job offer: No whingers wanted

Why is this a story?

He didn’t say no gays, no blacks, no women. All he said is he doesn’t want whingers.

A Mosgiel man has advertised work for a pest controller on Trade Me with some explicit points about the type of person he wants to employ.

“Mustn’t be a whinger,” he writes in the job ad.

Duane Trafford runs Mosgiel-based pest control company, Predator Contracting LTD.

He needs more staff to run the company and has laid out the type of person he wants to employ in clear language.

“I am looking for possumers…not pig hunters…not people that tried hunting once…and thought they liked it…and thought they were having a midlife crisis..and decided they needed to get out of the office…..but Possumers……!!!   Read more »

Bludgers will be bludgers

Some people can never make a positive change in their life.

More than 200 beneficiaries who accepted a $3000 grant to work in Christchurch have been forced to return the money.

The 3K to Christchurch scheme was introduced July 2014 in an effort to help Work and Income job seekers relocate for full-time employment. They were offered a one-off $3000 payment.

Figures released to RNZ showed one out of every 10 who took the grant had to give money back.   Read more »

Knock me down with a feather, I agree with Soper

Barry Soper took off his pink-tinted glasses for just a moment and managed a semi-literate article about bludgers and the indolent.

Over the past couple of weeks a bloke, who some have no doubt written off as a whinging Pom, has appeared on telly telling us kiwis are lazy.

They can’t be bothered turning up for an interview to work at his little flooring company for twenty bucks an hour and if they do turn up, they don’t last in the job. They’d prefer after a couple of days, in his rather indelicate words, to grab a slab of beer and go off on the piss.

The job’s not that taxing, a bit of elbow grease may be required. A 24 year old former supermarket checkout operator saw the item and she’s now gainfully employed learning a trade and earning better money than she could ever have thought of by sweeping groceries past the bar code.

So what’s wrong with our young, have they lost the ability to work?

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42% of you bastards contribute nothing

 

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The Government says its tax reforms are benefiting lower income households, and it’s got the figures to prove it.

Acting Finance Minister Steven Joyce has released new Treasury data showing the top 10 percent of households will pay 37.2 percent of total income tax this financial year, compared with 35.5 percent in 2007/08. Read more »

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Tolley: giving money and food away doesn’t solve the problem

The churches are politicking again. Perhaps it is time to look, once again, at their status.

As usual the Media party take their side despite clear contradictions between the claims made and the facts in the report.

The government is dumping responsibility for desperate people on the charitable sector, say New Zealand’s Christian social services.

A new report from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services, released today, says demand on social service organisations has soared, while government support has shrunk, particularly in the form of food grants.

Read the full report online here

Executive officer Trevor McGlinchey said like many of the people they served, social service organisations were under huge financial stress, with government funding staying largely static for the last eight years.

Desperation to find housing, food and sufficient income to survive had become “the new normal” for many families, he said.

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Bludgers Report: Entitled beneficiary denied a taxpayer-funded treadmill

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Some people seem to have a bad case of Entitlitis.

Work and Income has won its legal battle against a beneficiary who bought a $3000 treadmill after seeing it on a late-night television advertisement.

Debbie Port, who was receiving support for anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome and Raynaud’s disease, wanted the treadmill to help with an ankle complaint.

In 2014 she bought it and arranged to pay it in 72 instalments.   Read more »

Garner has no idea: Kiwis won’t accept the same working conditions

The people who come to work here are already displaced from their homes, whereas someone who lives in Auckland is hardly going to say yes to a job that has them sharing a house with 18 other workers at the back of a winery while working for minimum wage and being in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do during the weekend.

So no, Duncan, they aren’t displacing New Zealand workers.

And now Little’s point about foreign workers taking Kiwi jobs rings true.

With 38,800 foreigners coming in on work visas over the last year, surely some of them are displacing New Zealanders who could do the job. Are we really that desperate for foreign workers?

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders remain out of work – yet there are jobs in rest homes, on farms and in orchards that we simply refuse to do or aren’t being hired to do?

Is it because we won’t work 18 days straight? Is it because we won’t work for the minimum wage?

All of those things. Mind you I have worked more than 18 days straight…when was the last time you did that Duncan.  Read more »

Pay your debts and stop carping

The Media party is going all out in support of student loan bludgers who have absconded without repaying their student loans.

Apparently they are beside themselves.

A Kiwi living in Australia who took out a $6500 loan 21 years ago which has more than quadrupled is terrified to come back to New Zealand.

She is one of several worried Kiwis living overseas who fear being arrested as soon as they step foot in their homeland after another border arrest because of student loan debt this week.

The woman in Australia said she was 18 when she took out a $6500 loan for a social sciences course at a polytechnic.

She did not complete the course after getting pregnant, and after five years as a solo mother left for Australia to try and make a better life.

“I never blinked an eye or even thought about my loan,” she said. That changed when she read about recent crack-downs on defaulters, and phoned the IRD.

She said she was told her loan after 21 years was now about $30,000.   Read more »

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