Missed this from a couple of days ago:
For the first time in 25 years, the incomes of those in lower brackets grew more quickly than those on higher incomes, the Household Income Survey by the Social Development Ministry found.
It credits Working for Families with the turnaround and says it also helped avert a sharp rise in child poverty. Without it, child poverty rates would have risen to as high as 30 per cent on some measures.
Fantastic stuff. Hell, if that’s what John Key calls “creeping communism” then let’s have us some more of it.
Of course, the study warns this may be “as good as it gets” as the recession throws an increasing number of breadwinners into unemployment.
All the more reason, you’d have thought, for this do-nothing government to get off its backside and start actually doing something to keep people in employment.