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Libertarianz Candidate Challenges Poverty Propagandists

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Libertarianz Candidate Challenges Poverty Propagandists


Libertarianz announce New Zealand's youngest electorate candidate, Reagan Cutting, standing for Wellington Central.


"After preparing a short documentary exposeon one of New Zealand's poorest suburbs, which is also the greatest recipient of public welfare, I was amazed at the level of infrastructure and support services available, with seemingly no benefit to the people living there," said Reagan.


'Left wing parties in New Zealand continue to promote the idea that there is a never-ending need for continued public money to go into these areas at the expense of productive New Zealanders.


I would challenge all New Zealanders to view this short film clip and then tell me with a straight face that these people are really living in poverty.


The real problem with poverty in New Zealand comes when an overbearing government reduces individual's sense of self-confidence and hope. Poverty is artificially defined in New Zealand by Statistics NZ as a relative measure rather than an absolute one.


This means that if everyone in New Zealand became instantly richer, official poverty would not change. Conversely if a billionaire moved in New Zealand it would increase official poverty. New Zealanders are being conned into supporting policies that can never solve the problem because the problem is defined in a way that means it will always exist.


"I support cutting welfare to empower individuals to take control of their own lives," Cutting concluded.


The video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8BonsHJmkg


For more information, see www.libertarianz.org.nz or contact:


Libertarianz: More Freedom, Less Government www.libertarianz.org.nz


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