John Tamihere calls out the bludgers that want everything for nothing

I like John Tamihere, he calls things as he sees them, it’s a shame he was driven from radio by left-wing social justice warriors.

He calls out the bludgers wanting everything for nothing from the budget.

Everybody wants more out of the Budget but no one wants to pay extra taxes to cover it. Everyone wants to go to heaven no one wants to die.

This eighth English Budget continues to invest in the social space by lifting the visibility of the taxpayer on what their bang for the buck in health, welfare, education and justice delivers. This is known globally as the social return on investment policy.

It is an outstanding intergenerational policy that will be a lasting legacy for English and Key.

Programmes must be delivered shaped by the community and into the community not by a large group of third party bureaucrats.

The problem is the socialists don’t trust organisations like the Waipareira Trust to deliver services, they think the state can and will do a better job.

The new investment in data collection and capture allows us all to know from the Ministry of Health to the individual recipient of health services to follow their value and whether they’re getting a service that works for their particular needs rather than the person that provides those services.

This follows in education welfare.

$650 million is being invested targeting the vulnerable. But $731 million is being paid to lawyers and jailers and police to ultimately lock them up. This is a very expensive policy response. The Social Return on policy will be rewarded by dragging more money away from prisons and hospitals and into enriching and uplifting vulnerable communities.

Governments have usually thrown money at a problem with no measurement process in place to see if it works. National is trying to put some metrics against public spending. This is a good thing and something businesses do all the time. Spending by the state should be focussed on outcomes not on inputs.

Sadly Labour thinks you just throw more money at a problem and it will go away.


-NZ Herald


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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.

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