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Poverty Spin Will Breed More Misery

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Poverty Spin Will Breed More Misery

"After reading the litany of responses from the usual quarters following the Child Poverty Action Group report 'Left Behind: How Social & Income Inequalities Damage New Zealand Children', I am convinced that the situation for New Zealand's poorest is about to get far worse," said Libertarianz Social Welfare Spokesman Peter Osborne today.

He says, "To conclude that income inequality causes child poverty shows that the conclusion of this report was arrived at before the report was even conceived. It is driven by ideology rather than fact. 'Inequality' is a weasel word designed to make the wealthy feel responsible for the lot of the poor. How anyone can conclude that people are poor because other people are rich is beyond me."

"Children are born into poor homes because entrenched welfarism, specifically the DPB, provides an incentive to breed. I remember a time when family, friends and neighbours pitched in, of their own volition, to help those who were struggling. Compulsory welfarism put paid to that. Thanks to the complete smothering of employment options through employment laws, compliance regulations, tax burdens and an entrenched disregard for property rights, opportunities for those people who most need them are non-existent."

"It is laughable that the Labour Government is trying to persuade us that they have done a lot to remedy the problem of child poverty in New Zealand. The problem is worse now than it ever was. But that won't stop Labour from using this report to drag everyone further down in the name of 'the greater good'."

"Libertarianz isn't buying any of the spin and bullshit surrounding child welfare in New Zealand; it is nothing more than self-serving, ill conceived crap," Mr Osborne concludes. "The solution is to scrap all of the red tape, taxes and other burdens that make government richer and more powerful while making New Zealanders less empowered to help themselves. Meaningless welfarism must be replaced with voluntary charity."

"It's Enough to Make you Vote Libertarianz!"

ENDS


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