Paula Bennett is saying that her benefit bashing policies are about “supporting people into work”.
What is that support?
I see punishment. I see threats. Where’s the support?
Cutting DPB mums’ benefits if they don’t get work. That’s not supporting them. Making unemployed people reapply for their benefit after a year. That’s not supporting them.
What would be supporting people into work?
How about a training allowance? Like the one cut by Bennett. How about investing in job creation? So there are actually jobs to go into.
The kind of questions some enterprising journo could be asking? You know, challenging the minister to show proof of her claims. You know, accountability and all that.