The most stunning headline of the last month – Government won’t commit to a poverty target because it’s too ‘difficult’ – John Key. Read it and weep.
Does Key not believe that poverty is a problem in NZ, or does he believe it and just not care?
You can make a case for the former. When Key talks of interactions with ordinary Kiwis his example is the Koru lounge. In today’s news it turns out that Key spends much more time in high decile schools and areas than in low.
No. While he may have little to no personal experience, it simply isn’t possible that Key doesn’t know the depths of the poverty crisis in this country. After all, he used to bang on about “the underclass” and McGehan Close.
Truth is that early on in his government Key gave up on poverty. Now he has to deny and evade the issue, because his policies are making it worse not better.