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The Great Con That Is Social Welfare

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The Great Con That Is Social Welfare

"John Key's mumblings of "The Kiwi Way: A Fair Go For All" is typical PC speak for further political meddling into our lives and more disastrous social engineering," says Peter Osborne, Libertarianz Welfare Spokesman. "Ever since Mr Key took leadership of the National Party he has shown more intent on winning votes than displaying a discernible alternative to Labour. Sadly all he can provide are imitation-Labour policies which will pull down the productive and reward the non-productive."

"Like Labour, the National Party believes that it knows what is best for our lives and has the nerve to tells us that their interference is actually beneficial. Astoundingly the average Kiwi falls for it, despite the torrent of statistics showing the disastrous folly of compulsory welfare and other coercive restrictions and regulations."

Mr Osborne continues, "Gang warfare, youth crime, drug abuse and extremely high suicide rates are a logical outcome when people are paid systematically to do nothing; to aspire to nothing. Life is altered, often irreversibly, from a future of possibilities and aspirations to an easy option of subsidised nothingness. The life of nothingness that is fostered by welfarism could only ever serve to degrade one's self value. It cheapens all of our lives."

He concludes, "Libertarianz will dismantle the welfare system and trust relatives, friends, neighbours and charities to help those who are down on their luck. If life is to have any meaning or value people must help each other by choice, not through involuntary redistribution. Libertarianz will also set about unravelling all of the needless restrictions placed on our private and working lives."

It's Enough to Make you Vote Libertarianz!"

ENDS

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