Beer Vote Hits Families Hardest
New Zealand First MP Ron Mark says he fears for Christchurch
families in the wake of the vote to allow beer sales in the
“There are women in our city who
struggle daily to feed and clothe their families on meager
incomes, be that a low wage or a benefit.
“Many of those
women are pressured by ‘Jake the Muss’ partners who already
take their beer money from the household first.
worries me now is that even the little that those women have
left for groceries will be siphoned off”, said Mr Mark.
know there will be those men who, on hearing that their
partner is about to go to the supermarket, will tell them to
“get a slab while you’re there”.
“I also know that there
will be serious consequences for many of those women who
arrive home without it.
“Leanne Dalziel and Ruth Dyson
should remember – ‘Jake the Muss’ doesn’t drink wine”, said
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