As National cuts services, incomes, and pushes more Kiwi’s into the gutter, their real agenda it seems apart from creating an underclass is removing them from the Government tit, and after that supporting them with charity.
Charity starts at home they say, (if you have one) but the thing about corporate charity now days, is it comes at a price right now in America and the same will apply for Little America (Aotearoa) , for example corporations like McDonalds throw millions at charity and so create a catch 22.
Charity from corporations comes out of your pocket! Charity is a built in cost you pay for with every Big Mac you buy, and corporations see charity as tax free advertising, with the added bonus of being able to lobby & pressure the Government of the day.
Once hooked on charity it becomes hard to kick the habit, a strategy might be to create something the community can’t think of later living without, maybe a child cancer clinic say, then quietly threaten to close it because of new proposed food regulations to curb obesity and diabetes or rising minimum wages, they might also remind you that if they go away, the Government will have to pick up the tab to keep the clinic running. No Government’s going to want to close a child cancer clinic.
Charity could be thought of as asking the rich for money to appease their guilty conscience, as they consciously or unconsciously suspect the underclass is essential to their survival, they will even sit back quiet happy knowing this charity will be distributed by mostly very honest hard working people, people that will work for little or nothing in most circumstances. Better to keep these charity workers busy and in a constant state of fear that tomorrow they won’t be able to feed and shelter the needy, otherwise these people might start asking awkward and embarrassing questions of the Government.
As Karol said recently:
“However, I still don’t follow the logic that the route to a more sustainably productive, fair and inclusive society, is through every country selling stuff to each other.”
And of-course it’s not! and neither is feeding the people with charity from the pockets of the very people that are creating the needy underclass in the first place.