A bit rich

Jim Anderton is whining that increased youth unemployment causes increased youth suicide:

Youth suicide rates will peak over the next two to four years because of “shockingly high youth unemployment rates”, a Christchurch MP says.

Progressive MP Jim Anderton said high suicide rates followed high unemployment “as sure as night follows day”.

“Teenagers in New Zealand face high levels of unemployment, crime and depression and that is materially worse on all these scores than the average in other developed countries.”

He said New Zealand had more than 500 suicides each year.

“In the nineties, four peak years of youth unemployment were followed by the highest youth suicide rates in the Western World.”

The country would soon see a repeat, he said.

Perhaps he could explain why it is that he voted for the removal of youth pay rates that has demonstrably led to the massive increase in youth unemployment.

When he is done doing that he could then explain the correlation between kids killing themselves and having a shithead for a father who beats their mother on a regular occurrence.

 

 

 


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  • ltchop

    “When he is done doing that he could then explain the cor­re­la­tion between kids killing them­selves and hav­ing a shit­head for a father who beats their mother on a regular occurrence.”

    Sometimes wha’il your insensitivity beggars belief ….. tell that to the parents of the King’s boys and all those other middle class family’s beset by these awful tragedies. Anderton more than anyone knows the pain of suicide … not having a job not seeing a future for themselves is why so many beautiful kids see suicide as the only way out. Suggesting we should pay young people $3.00 an hour by some shit bag employer is somehow going to solve a problem Anderton has highlighted is the just plain dumb.

    • toby

      Nobody is suggesting that anybody gets paid $3 an hour. That’s just some fantasy that you came up with.

      • ltchop

        Not my fantasy Toby – it was Sir Roger Douglas’ suggestion ….

  • “When he is done doing that he could then explain the cor­re­la­tion between kids killing them­selves and hav­ing a shit­head for a father who beats their mother on a regular occurrence.”

    Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch …..

    I was just thinking the other day that the tone of the blog is so much better than a year ago. Good to see the dogs at bay most of the time.

    But that… geez Cam.

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