This government is tough on welfare cheats and soft on tax cheats, and they shouldn’t bother trying to pretend otherwise.
White collar crime – fraud and tax evasion – is in the news again with a new report on the impact. The costs are estimated as several Billion per year. Meanwhile the Nats put all their energy into demonising and chasing $22 Million in welfare fraud.
A Victoria University study shows that tax evasion is costing the country at least 25 times what welfare fraud is costing, while welfare fraud is punished more harshly in court.
National will keep demonising the most vulnerable members of society for electoral gain, while turning a blind eye to much bigger problems.