George to Metiria Turei: Get a life!

Whaleoil regular George writes

Those mothers who refuse to name the father of their children risk having $22 a week deducted from their benefit and this has got Metiria Turei knickers in a twist.

As is typical, she claims the world will end for these mothers.

“Young children are missing out on the basics like having a roof over their heads and food in their bellies, because of punitive National Government policies like this one.”

So Turei, when the National Government increased the benefit by $20pw, you claimed it was a pittance and would make very little difference, so using your logic, if the $22 was deducted, being the pittance that it is, should make very little difference!

Damn George, don’t use logic now.  

She continues:

“While there is an exemption, too often Work and Income isn’t letting women know about it. If women do find out, applying for the exemption means telling very personal, and sometimes traumatic, details to strangers.”

What are you saying Turei? I know for a fact that if a beneficiary is in this position they are informed that their benefit is to be adjusted. As a consequence of these circumstances they are required to attend a face to face interview with their case worker where they are fully informed of their rights.

The real problem is they fail to turn up to these meetings and ignore all communication by Work and Income to sort out the issue.

Secondly, how the hell do you expect these interviews be conducted? By their best friend?

And how the hell do you expect they can be assessed without disclosing personal details?

Guess what Turei, the entire population of beneficiaries were assessed by strangers and the money they receive is contributed by many more strangers. Get a life you pathetic woman!

Another thing that has been twisted is that PDB mum that name the father get a $22 bonus on top of the DPB.  That’s not the same as mum’s that can’t or won’t name the father having $22 taken.

Don’t see that in the media though.   The Media Party just runs the left’s attack lines.



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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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