Govt is not there to make your life better – Bennett
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12:14 pm, February 11th, 2011 - 54 comments
Categories: national/act government, unemployment -
Tags: david bennett, lies
The nice thing about David Bennett is he says what other Nats are smart enough to keep quiet. Remember his rant against the minimum wage? But he out did himself with his speech defending the appalling record of the National government. It turns out the brighter future Key promised was a lie – the National government is not there to make your life better.
So, there you have it.
- Are you one of the quarter of a million jobless Kiwis thanks to the bankers’ recession and the lazy economic management of Key and English? Well, you clearly made life choices and if life isn’t good for you it must be your fault. You should have got a safer job like being a perpetual backbench MP.
- Got no tax cut because, like 60% of households, it was all eaten up by the GST hike while the PM gets $23,000 (despite needing it so little he doesn’t really know how much it is)? That’s your fault too. If you were rich like John Key and David Bennett you would have gotten big tax cuts when John Key and David Bennett passed them. But you made your choice.
- Suffering wage cuts, even though the government’s trumped up stats say your wages are going up? That’s your fault too… actually, it is partially your fault if you haven’t bothered to join your union and fight for better. Union members get bigger payrises.
- Long-term unemployment breeding crime in your neighbourhood? That’s your fault for not living in a nice gated community with the likes of David Bennett.
If government isn’t there to make our lives better, one rather wonders what it is for. Maybe so our betters, like David Bennett, can rule us and enjoy the fruits of privilege?