Listen up folks: Poverty, that statistical abomination that the opposition uses to guilt us all into thinking we have a quarter of a million kids that go without the essentials of life, is on the outer. National are not addressing poverty, but they will deal with family hardship.
Prime Minister John Key has announced a review of the ways the Government spends billions on vulnerable families and children ahead of the Budget in May.
A review on what we are spending and retargeting money that isn’t providing a good returns is a good initiative. It won’t please the left, as they just want “more money”. As if more money has ever solved anything by itself.
“The Government is looking at ways to help families and children in material hardship,” he said in his Prime Minister’s statement….
“As a first step, the Government will look hard at the billions of dollars already spent on vulnerable families and children to determine how this could be better used.”
Expect some bludgers with manufactured hardship to face some real hardship unless they get off their arses and back to work. Read more »