Posts Tagged ‘foodbanks’

Beyond the middleclasses

Written By: - Date published: 8:29 am, December 16th, 2012 - 81 comments

Political parties tend to target the middle-classes, while those struggling on low incomes have become increasingly disenfranchised.  The MSM tends to focus on the impact of the recession on the middle-classes, and not those really suffering. Who can provide support over the holiday period?

They just waste it on booze & smokes

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, April 6th, 2011 - 246 comments

John Key says the thousands of Kiwi families turning to foodbanks to get by are made ‘poor choices’. Among the ‘poor choices’ that poor people allegedly make according to righties is spending all their money on alcohol and cigarettes, rather than on food. As with most ‘truths’ that underpin rightwing prejudice, the facts don’t back this up.

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