nationals’much vaunted family-focused childcare tax rebate policy is a taste of what’s to come…handouts for the comfortable (rich is such an emotive/loaded word, eh?)..and sfa for those who most need it….
despite those on the right wringing their hands and wailing about poverty traps and the like..their actions prove their words are just a load of manipulative bullshit..beneficiary bashing basically..(we are offered the option of a size 12 boot on the back of the kneck, in place of labours’ size ten..whop-de-do)
why else would this policy not embrace sole parents who would like to work part-time..
(something national purports to want..?)
but now can’t because of prohibitive childcare/transport costs and draconian clawback/rebate demands from work and income..(85 cents in the dollar!…do the math..there’s your definition of a poverty trap..)
we are talking 100,000 children out of a nationwide total of 280, 000..
this is a significant number..(y’know the ones that go towards making up our shocking child poverty stats..you heartless bastards in both labour and national..)
brash and key continue labours’ shameful lack of action on child poverty…and is a clear message that we can just continue to rot…
and of course key couldn’t tell us which services he would cut to fund this handout for the haves..
i think i am going to take particular delight this year in watching national crash and burn…
(mind you, the other bastards aren’t much better, eh..?)
(and imagine what nationals’ secret agenda is…what they don’t dare tell us..)
go to source/story>>The New Zealand Herald