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Children's Commissioner Purveyor of Suffering

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Children's Commissioner Purveyor of Suffering

"Rajen Prasad and The Children's Commission should be thrown off the gravy train as they are part of the poverty problem," said Peter Osborne, Libertarianz Social Welfare Spokesman, today.

Mr Osborne is drawing attention to Mr Prasad's recommendations for reducing poverty.

He says, "Prasad's calls for longer paid parental leave, including a month for fathers, is a classic example. While such a recommendation make Mr Prasad look good, the repercussions of his idea is to further erode incentives to employ staff. The few employers who are prepared to carry the burdens that are forced upon them by government will ultimately transfer this extra cost on to the consumer. This in turn takes even simple but necessary products out of the reach of those who can least afford them."

"The constant stream of employment regulation and protection that we so crave has become our own undoing. It has ensured the removal of opportunity and it has ensured that those who wish to improve their lives will not succeed."

Mr Osborne concludes, "Libertarianz would throw Mr Prasad and those of his ilk out on their ear as they have nothing to offer this world and they only serve to ensure that poverty and suffering will perpetuate. We will remove all regulatory burdens and leave employers and employees to reach their own individual employment agreements. Quangos such as The Children's Commission and Kiwi Bank will be closed down or sold. By doing so those who earn their money will keep it, as is proper. The sooner the state is reduced to its rightful size and influence the sooner we will see poverty disappear."

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