I bet she wishes she had her pig dogs

A handful of ferals marched in Henderson to protest against Paula Bennett and her much needed welfare reforms.

A sorry bunch of bludgers you never did see. Barely 50 people (the media inflates it to 70) bothered to raise their indolent arses from the couch to protest, a good sign that Paula Bennett is on the right track. If they can only muster 50 people in a city the size of Auckland then you know what most people think of bludgers. It wasn’t like they had anything else to do yesterday…and still they couldn’t get off their arses.

I bet she wishes she still had her pig dogs though.

About 70 protesters aged between 77 and four months marched to Social Development Minister Paula Bennett’s office in Waitakere today to protest against reforms that will force many more welfare beneficiaries to look for work.

Mt Eden poet Tim Birch, 77, came because “I’m always forking out of my pension to help the poor”.

Why? We have welfare for the poor. Senile old twit.

Adult literacy lecturer Grant Cole, 50, carrying four-month-old baby Tama, came because the Government said it had “no money for the poor” even though it could find hundreds of millions to bail out finance and insurance companies.

“I’m sick and tired of corporates lashing out against social welfare while themselves benefiting from social welfare,” he said.

Fair point, let’s end corporate welfare too…but she is deluded if she thinks the billions we spend each year on vote welfare is “no money for the poor”.


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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