Written By: the sprout - Date published: 7:31 am, November 10th, 2011 - 52 comments
Categories: accountability, child welfare, families, john key, leadership, national, Social issues, tax, welfare - Tags: poverty
How many children is 200,000 in the context of New Zealand’s population? Statistics New Zealand says between June 2008-2011 around 62-64,000 children were born each year. So 200,000 amounts to every single child born in this country since National came to power three years ago, plus another 10,000 or so.
That’s how many children have been written off, consigned to lives of poverty to pay for John Key’s tax cuts for the already rich. Isn’t that disgraceful?
You’d really have to lie like a flat fish to say that’s a recipe for a brighter future.
hattip William Joyce