It’s Christmas time and so we will see a constant stream of bludgers being pimped out to readers of the mainstream news outlets.
They will tell us how hard done by they all are and the reporters and papers will print their stories without a hint of irony or even bare research.
As is usual the Herald uses the same useful idiot to run their stories.
Simon Collins seems unable to realise his lack of perspective.
Hundreds of families from as far away as Hamilton are queuing at the Auckland City Mission for help to put food on the table this Christmas.
City Missioner Diane Robertson said the queue started at 1am on Monday after word got out on social media that Work and Income staff would be at the mission’s Hobson St offices from this week to process applications for emergency help.
The mission gave out 125 food parcels on Monday, compared with 39 on the first day a similar pre-Christmas Work and Income service opened last year.
It closed when the queue reached 200 families on Tuesday, up from 160 on the second day last year, and expected to feed a further 200 families yesterday.
Ms Robertson said the mission did not advertise the service, but word got out through local Work and Income offices and spread through word of mouth and social media.
Bludgers will be bludgers, if you are giving stuff away for free of course you will inundated…but hey it makes a great story to pimp out…and City Mission does this every year.
But let’s look at these so called poor.
Vanisa Samuel, 34, from Papatoetoe, saw it on a Facebook site called South Side Freebies.
Bludgers telling other bludgers where to find free stuff…on Facebook no less. Â Read more »