This is not a hard luck story, it is a story of utter stupidity

The left-wing are all aghast at the story about the mother of eight living in motels and racking up massive debts.

Apparently it is the government’s uncaring policies and the fault of them for this woman’s poverty predicament.

Simon Maude reported:

An Auckland woman and her eight children living in a one-bedroom motel unit have racked up a $78,000 debt with Work and Income for their “emergency housing” costs.


The Auckland woman with the $78,000 debt said she was evicted from her Housing New Zealand house after it was found to be contaminated with methamphetamine. Despite being cleared of drugs by a CYF investigation, the woman said she was blacklisted by Housing NZ, forcing the family into emergency accommodation.

The woman and her family have now been staying in motels for 10 months and have racked up a debt of $78,000 in emergency housing money.

Her partner and her eight children – ranging from ages 11 to five months – have been staying in a one-bedroom motel in Mangere.

It was their third motel and she has given birth to two children while living in the motels.  

“As children, they shouldn’t know as much as what we are going through but still they put on a bright smile face and get up for school every morning.”

She said she had tried private accommodation and rental properties to no avail.

“Everybody asks for references and then they ask how many children you have. Who’s going to give me a house with my name being blacked like that?”

Sounds dreadful but who is really to blame here for their predicament?

Their poverty is due to her inability to shut her bloody legs. Eight children! This is what welfare does. But she must be extremely stupid to keep pushing out sprogs when she is living in abject poverty.

She had two more children while living in motels…one bedroom motel rooms even!

How is their predicament the fault of the government? Why should the government provide them a house and why do they think it is ok to just keep on breeding when they are in abject poverty.

It is self inflicted and it is stupidity. Most Kiwis will see that. But not the Media party and the Opposition who keep on pimping out these stories.

Me and the missus had two kids despite wanting more…we controlled our fertility and we had the number of kids we could afford.

Somehow we have bred a nation of thickies who think that it is their right to continually pop out sprogs and that the government will provide them with a house and an income.

This is simply a case of self inflicted poverty by stupid people.


– Fairfax

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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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