The other day I wrote:
I reckon we probably will see a passing reference to the â€˜underclass’ for appearance’s sake [in John Key’s statement to Parliament] but I’m just as sure that his government will continue to fail the most vulnerable members of our society.
Well whatdaya know? There it is:
I have said it before, and I’ll say again today: I worry that there are signs of an emerging underclass in New Zealand.
The irony being that he hasn’t said it in years and he didn’t say it now. This sentence only appears in the long version of his speech, not the one he read. And, of course, Key presented no policy to help the people he labels underclass, just GST hikes to make them worse off.
Yay for me I guess. But, man, doesn’t it suck that you can predict the worst of this government and consistently be proven correct?