Failure by the numbers

Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, August 24th, 2010 - 1 comment
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Average number of people on the dole in the 21 months before Paula Bennett came to office – 22600

Average number of people on the dole in the 21 months since Paula Bennett came to office – 52200

Fiscal cost of these extra people on the dole (welfare payments and lost tax) – approximately $1 billion

Money in this year’s budget for jobs initiatives – $31 million

One comment on “Failure by the numbers”

  1. ZB 1

    National’s welfare policies are strange.

    Penny wise, Pound foolish

    Telling doctors they are crap and don’t know a healthy person when they see them!

    Telling bureaucrats that they have been shifting the unemployed onto the sickness
    benefit to low the costs of handling the maligners was not their fault.

    Telling taxpayers that National can save money by making maligners a problem for
    employers, after spending up big getting maligners to be hired by businesses.

    All I see is a vacant government waiting to be unseated.

    We accept harsher realities for benefitaries when the economy was growing, when
    jobs were plentiful, because it was in their interest and ours. But now the jobs have
    dried up, the economy is going poorly under National, the beat up looks like a
    distraction away from incompetence and the banal leadership of John Key.

    Smile and wave. Good Job No Jobs.

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