Written By: Bill - Date published: 1:13 pm, October 2nd, 2013 - 15 comments
Categories: benefits, capitalism, class war, cost of living, Economy, energy, health and safety, helen clark, Judith Collins, national, paula bennett, privatisation, welfare - Tags: Bennet, collins, electricity, health and safety, national party, social welfare
Paula Bennet apparently reckons that 2000 people having social welfare entitlements cancelled every week is a good thing. It brings down the projected future cost of welfare payments by $3 billion.
Judith Collins apparently reckons that 207 000 work place accidents a year is a good thing. It creates a profit of $4.9 billion and suggests that a cut in health and safety training could generate even more dollars to drool over.
Meanwhile, back in 2008, Helen Clark confessed to the following
I just utter one fear, and that is that I do hope that all we have put in place doesn’t go up in flames on the bonfire of Right-wing politics.
But hey, she was being too pessimistic. She missed the brighter future note whereby the light and heat of those flames would mean ‘no problem’ for the 106 households every day having their electricity cut off while corporate profit margins spiral.
Finally.. I don’t know…venal isn’t a strong enough word for these ‘comfortable with that’ types who presently govern our society and who have this penchant to twist human misery to produce financial ‘feel good’ spin.
And that’s to say nothing of the cronyism, the corruption, the arrogance, the lies, the trashing of democracy…