In the New Plymouth District Court this morning Beverley Anne Sepuloni pleaded guilty to 19 charges of applying for benefits she was not entitled to and of not declaring she was living with her partner between 2003 and 2014.
Sepuloni is a sickness beneficiary and a Housing New Zealand tenant paying income related rent. The 59-year-old appeared with joint accused, Michael Charles Rangi, who plead guilty to four similar charges.
Rangi was overpaid about $62,500 in unemployment benefit and accommodation allowance.
I was quite emotionally impacted by the tragedy implicit in the photo above. (taken by Robin Martin) Whereas a normal reaction may be to condemn the offenders as bludgers and crooks, deadbeats and no-hopers, its really a bit more complicated that that.
If these two people had lived a full and productive life, this photo could have been taken in entirely different circumstances, but it hasn’t been because they were instead ensnared in the destructive web of socialism. Ideas insidiously injected into their psyche by the agents of evil who preach envy and sloth and appear to them as their saviours.
They became craven victims of the left wing’s desperate drive for power and exploited as cannon fodder by a political movement that profits from misery. As a result, their independence was destroyed, along with their initiative and self reliance. Their potential as human beings was hopelessly crippled. They lost their self respect and fell into despair and deceit.
The worst? They’re only the tip of the iceberg. The west is overflowing with so many who have unwittingly drunk the same fatal poison.