“…Never let this scumbag government tell you that they’re making responsible cuts in tough times.
When the Greens tried to amend the social welfare bill currently before Parliament to ensure no kids would “unduly suffer” -
- National vetoed it saying that would eliminate $128m of the savings National’s planning to make.
By the government’s own numbers, National’s welfare reforms take $128m from poor kids causing them to “unduly suffer”.
And, even when the Greens gave them the opportunity to fix this travesty that will literally take food out of the mouths of New Zealand’s poorest children – they didn’t.
Got to make those savings – even if tens of thousands of poor kids suffer.
But when it comes to consultants to write reports justifying National’s per-ordained transport agenda… well, there’s an open chequebook.
In just the next three years, they plan to spend $138m on investigation and design for the roads of national significance – out of $444m all up.
These are the choices a government faces.
This isn’t about more debt or less – it’s about the choices made within those bounds.
National has decided that overpaid consultants are more deserving of our tax money than poor kids.
Some decisions that National makes a merely bad.
Some are evil.
And this is one of them…”
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