Like heroin will eventually kill off a drug addict, so New Zealand’s addiction to living off taxpayer money is killing it. It doesn’t help that we’re led by a couple of knock kneed bunnies in the economics department who apparently have no idea what to do to stop the slide. A NZ Herald report makes a couple of changes that should be made starkly evident. Can English and Key latch on to it, or will we just get the same blank stare or gormless smile?
Casual labourers are quitting $15-an-hour jobs claiming they can make almost the same on the dole. Alpha Recruitment managing director Colin Mathieson said three staff had walked out in recent weeks, saying they would receive just $20 less each week on benefits. The three, fathers from south Auckland, said they would receive family tax credits and accommodation supplements on top of their benefits. Tradestaff owner Kevin Eder said travel costs involved with getting to and from work could also be factored in.
Work and Income calculations didn’t support the fathers’ claims. The agency said a three-child family living in Mangere with two parents on benefits would receive $750 a week. If one of the parents worked 30 hours in a casual $15-an-hour job, they would receive $826, and $923 for working 40 hours. Employees who voluntarily left a job would be stood down from benefits for 13 weeks.
How disgraceful that these men, when times are so tough, would prefer to go on the dole rather than work. An example of the entitlement mentality encouraged by the left, who always want to bankrupt the country anyway. OK, the remedy is just simple logic and simple arithmetic and two changes are crying out to be made.
First, reduce all welfare payments by at least 25%. Second, increase the stand down period to 12 months. If these people don’t have the moral fibre to be shamed about accepting the dole when a job is available, then they should be made to pay a penalty commensurate with their lack of regard for NZ taxpayers, who do work in jobs so that these spineless amoebas can collect the dole.
Nurses for example work damn hard doing a responsible and valuable job for a take home of around $700-$800 a week. They have tax taken from what they earn so that bludgers like these men can sit at home on their arse saying work is not worth the effort. These are men raising families and yet they are so devoid of morality they will not even work when jobs are available. And they’re not exceptions. It is an attitude that is widespread.
Sickening how morality has been incrementally destroyed by the socialists. All for the sake of political power. NZers once were so far away from this despicable state of mind. Signing up for the dole was an utterly last resort. Working and being independent of others and government was seen as its own reward. It was a way of thinking that was underpinned by basic human morality, and one we desperately need to get back to. We won’t while the despicable ideology of socialism remains ascendant.