No-one who can work should be better off on welfare than work.
. . . We can’t legislate high wages or jobs. If we could, we would be rich already.
The only answer is more productivity. The key here is more investment and more people in work. The key to more investment is lower tax. The key to lower tax is less welfare spending. The key to more people in work is less welfare. Oh hang on, did I just propose the solution?
The politics and propaganda of welfarism is a vicious circle. The solution is a virtuous circle for everyone bar politicians and government pushers. That’s the shame of it, because they are the ones who run and profit from it all.
He is right about the need for more productivity.
He is wrong that all politicians want continued dependency.
National definitely doesn’t and that’s why there’s such a concerted effort to help people who could work into jobs.
It’s better for them, it’s better for the economy, it’s better for society.