Is it really too hard for people to bother to feed their kids?

Last night in the debate David Cunliffe delivered a sermon about starving children and how was the messiah who could deliver them from starvation.

He ignored the fact that Labour was in government for 9 years before National’s 6 years and that it is doubtful that so-called child poverty is entirely the fault of National.

There is a letter to the editor in the Herald this morning that looks into these so-called starving children that their parents can’t afford to feed.

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Heh.

The problem we have developed with the ever expanding welfare state is that people now expect the state to do almost everything for them, including it seems feeding their kids.

Basically though we need to instil in people that if you can’t feed ’em then you shouldn’t breed ’em.

The whole child poverty argument can never be solved because the lobbyists who push it have decided on a measure that will always define people in poverty no matter how much they earn.

This argument like many others that are the favourites of the left is essentially a fraud.

If the opposition ever gained the treasury benches they will quietly drop any reference to child poverty.


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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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