Judging welfare

Good point:

Hat tip: Capitalism.

#gigatownoamaru becoming the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest town will provide opportunities for employment.

6 Responses to Judging welfare

  1. jabba says:

    that is so true and #gigatownoamaru is a really nice place.

  2. Viv K says:

    When we make welfare policies based on the minority who misuse welfare, we cause harm to those who need it.

  3. homepaddock says:

    We’re on common ground here Viv but that’s not an excuse for not doing everything to help those who could be independent to get off welfare and into work.

    Jabba thanks for appreciating, and supporting #gigatownoamaru

  4. Viv K says:

    This government has invented a lot of new rules for beneficiaries, but in those I haven’t seen examples of National ‘helping’ people to be independent. In fact removing training allowances for solo parents to study for tertiary qualifications does exactly the opposite.

  5. Roger Barton says:

    I heard of one good lady who helped herself. After 21 years on benefits (mostly DPB) she was concerned when her son said he was going to go on a benefit when he was a grown up. 6 weeks later she had taken some training and had a job. She claimed she was drinking a lot less alcohol and smoking less as she was busy at work. Funny what gives some the impetus to move on in life. Top marks to the person I’d say.
    Wadi ya reckon Viv…success or failure?

  6. Viv K says:

    Good that someone is able to find a job and change their life. Does that justify removing the training allowance that Paula Bennett used to study and get off the DPB?

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