Today in news that makes you want to scream:
Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has admitted “in hindsight” the Government’s response to the housing crisis has been too slow.
At current spending rates, $50 million of taxpayer money will go to motel owners and other emergency housing providers in just a year.
“We had no idea how much it was going to cost,” Ms Bennett told The AM Show on Friday morning.
“We had no idea it would ever be this big. No Government had ever picked up the bill for this. No Government has ever funded emergency housing.” …
NO GOVERNMENT HAS EVER NEEDED TO BEFORE!
This is an entirely predictable, and long predicted, consequence of your policy settings you fools.
Any number social support organisations have issued any number of warnings about increasing poverty, inequality and homelessness for years. Even your own bloody ex PM was warning about the impact of rising house prices back in 2007 FFS.
Just what the hell do you heartless Nats thinks happens to all the people dumped off the benefit, and priced out of the insane property and rental markets? Do you think they just conveniently disappear?
Paula Bennett has admitted "in hindsight" the Government's response to the housing crisis has been too slow https://t.co/YFoAuMNxmi
— Newshub (@NewshubNZ) July 20, 2017
Govt spent record $12m on emergency housing in motels over last three months https://t.co/j3erdln4bs
— Stuff.co.nz Politics (@NZStuffPolitics) July 20, 2017
Government 'failing in most basic duty' as 24,000 Aucklanders homeless, Labour claims https://t.co/4LZc6Qyxuz
— Stuff.co.nz Politics (@NZStuffPolitics) July 19, 2017
"Bugger me, the sun has come up again. That's the fifth time this week." https://t.co/dakqYA8h9H
— David Slack (@DavidSlack) July 20, 2017
$12.6 mil on motels and $16.2 mil on accommodation hardship assistance in 3 months, instead of build state houses. https://t.co/0V80IPmWYM
— jo (@jofromgreylynn) July 20, 2017
Today's Tremain in the ODT. pic.twitter.com/mgoYftGycl
— Phil Twyford (@PhilTwyford) May 23, 2017