in previous postings i have criticised this govt for selling out the poorest in the country in the service of ideology.
but now i have to eat my words. i find that on april 1st i, (as a dpb recipient), the boy and i will be paid the princely sum of $25 per week extra in family support; (that’ll help with the groceries).
but, hang on, i see you are also cutting our core benefit by up to $21 per week; shit! that means i’ll be about $4 better off per week.(is that before tax?) (and what to spend it on?)
i am so filled with gratitude helen, the next time i see you i’m sure i’ll be overwhelmed with the urge to prostrate myself in gratitude.
Are you serious? How do you and mahary and the rest of your caring social democrat government fucken sleep at night!
can you drag the labour party any more to the right?you are going to pass bill english going in the opposite direction.
i see you also plan to fund your corporate welfare model by cutting core benefits by $146 million and reducing special benefits by
i’m sure this information does not contain good news for me and the boy.
of course, you wouldn’t need your corporate welfare/top up, model if employers in this country were forced to pay a fair and just wage, would you?
do you and yours ever stop and think of the real social/human costs of your blind ideology/populism?
of course, to see you recently lauding the swedish prime minister for that countries humane social policies causes the bile to rise.
i wonder how those who support virtually everything this government does, (come in russell brown), will spin this.
i would guess they will just ignore it.