Amidst growing evidence of yet another broken 2008 election promise, John Key has nothing to offer except tired excuses:
Key admits underclass still growing
Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged that the “growing underclass” he promised to tackle in 2008 has probably grown further – rather than decreased – during his first term in government. …
He did not believe the government had not acted on its promise to tackle the issue.
“It’s a long, slow job and there’s a lot more to be done. I don’t accept there’s nothing that can be done, but it will take a long time to make those changes.”
He said he believed welfare reform – planned for National’s second term – would help lift people out of poverty. So too would education policies. …
He said the Government had also done the best it could, in difficult times, to insulate people from the recession.
In other news today, a typical example of the government doing the best it can to help out:
Charities’ food handouts at record after Govt cuts
The Government has slashed the number of food grants to needy families by 20 per cent, driving record numbers to seek food parcels from charities instead.
With friends like the Nats, you’ll never need an enemy…