The Nat/ACT/Maori Party government has seen 55,000 more people go on benefits. They want to work. There aren’t enough jobs.
How to make life worse for families fallen on hard times? How about cut their benefits?
Benefits are meant to go up with inflation. CPI.
The tobacco hike puts up CPI. Government should put up benefits 0.8% over three years.Turia says that won’t happen.
Her excuse? Not all beneficiaries smoke.
Hmm. So if rents go up will there be no benefit increase? Not all beneficiaries rent. Or if petrol goes up, no benefit increase? Not all beneficiaries own cars.
Dumb and dangerous. Benefits should rise to match inflation. End of story. That sell out Turia doesn’t care. She’s happy to make them beneficiaries poorer.
Don’t worry. It’s all part of the Maori Party’s grand plan.