Quote of the day:
The left measures success on how much they spend, the Nats on the outcome, he tells staff at the Toyota plant, where he arrived in a large BMW. “It’s not always about the money.” – John Key
National has proved the quality of spending over time is more important than the quantity.
Addressing problems and their causes is far more effective than just throwing money at them.
That sometimes means spending more in the short term to save more in the medium to long term.
An example of that is the wrap around support for teen parents which has helped them in to work and reduced the long term social and financial costs of welfare dependency.