“..Most of us hate talking about poverty.
Last week the media swooned over a fundraising campaign by Kiwis who tried to live on a couple of bucks a day.
Celebrities reported on their efforts – and joined in the mutual congratulatory back-slapping for the five-day Unicef Live Below the Line campaign.
Without intentionally being a sad sack over their good intentions – the poor don’t need the well-off starving themselves for a few days to show their support.
They need their incomes raised – so they have enough to feed themselves.
The reason people go hungry is because benefits were slashed by this Government to pay for tax cuts to the wealthy…”
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