Government gives more money to bludgers at the expense of hard-working Kiwis

Credit: Al Nisbet

The government are pleased to announce that they are giving more of your hard-earned cash to bludgers and ne’er-do-wells.

The NZ Herald reports: Quote

The number of beneficiaries having their welfare payments cut has plummeted as the Government encourages a less punitive approach by Work and Income.

At the same time, the number of hardship grants has continued to rise, driven by households wanting assistance with buying food.

Figures released today show benefit sanctions fell 21.8 per cent in the last year, from 15,619 to 12,214. The biggest fall was in people being penalised for failing to attend an appointment. The number of people having their payment suspended for failing to prepare or participate in work also fell. End quote.

Oh great, so there is now no incentive to attend meetings. No matter, no harm or foul – here, keep having some taxpayer cash.

I wonder, perhaps, if the government could explain how this is going to help these drop-kicks?

How is this beneficial to all taxpayers who have to fund all these people living on the lam?


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