If the definition of PC is doing things because they fit an ideology, not because they make sense, then it’s clear National and ACT are pushing their own PC agenda.
It’s out with successful and value-for-money programs like Mission-On. For a small cost now in helping kids develop healthy eating habits we will save ourselves the huge costs of obesity-related illnesses in the future.
Mission-On has to go though because Key is ideologically opposed to “telling parents ‘make sure your child eats their fruit and vegetables'” – a statement that shows Key doesn’t even know who the program is directed at.
It doesn’t matter that it works. Misson-On is just one of dozens of small, successful programs that the government is getting rid of on ideological grounds using the recession as an excuse. Meanwhile, billions can be found to give tax cuts to the rich.
The writing’s on the wall. It’s going to be very black budget.