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8:06 am, October 8th, 2014 - 36 comments
Categories: capitalism, housing, local government, national, poverty, spin, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: greed, housing, idiots, inequality, poverty, state housing
Good news citizens! The National government has revealed unto us today the cause of poverty and inequality:
Is it the neoliberal paradigm which has seen these problems skyrocket since the reforms of the 80’s/90’s? No!
Is it the broken economic system which rewards the accumulation of capital but not work? No!
Is it the broken tax system that encourages property speculation at the expense of productive investment? No!
Is it the poor social mobility that makes poverty and inequality an ongoing inter-generational trap? No!
Is it insatiable greed – “the love of money…”? No!
Is it 6 years of punishing the poor and rewarding the rich under the current National government? No no no!
The problem, citizens – This Shocking News will Amaze You! – the problem is local councils:
Councils blamed for home hardship
Finance Minister Bill English is pointing the finger at local government planning rules, saying they are a major cause of poverty and inequality because they drive up the price of houses.
What a farce this “government” is.