How about a “Two Kids Max” campaign?

NZ Herald

The Herald on Sunday has revealed several families with 10 or more kids that we as taxpayers are paying for. Sometime ago the Herald ran a Two Drinks Max campaign…perhaps the government could mimic that campaign with “Two Kids Max” not limiting people to two kids but limiting how much the government will pay once beneficiaries have two kids.

Taxpayers are forking out $2000-plus a week to a select group of benefit-dependent parents with more than 10 children.

Official figures show that twelve families on welfare have 10 or more kids, receiving a range of top-up payments on top of their average of nearly $1000 a week.

Social Development minister Paula Bennett said she was keeping a close eye on them.

“There’s two words we don’t use often enough in this country and that’s self-responsibility,” Bennett told the Herald on Sunday. “The size of someone’s family is their business, so long as they don’t expect someone else to pay for it.”

Paula Bennett has intoned the words but does she have the gumption to deliver on them?


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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