The welfare state is unsustainable economically, socially and morally.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
"Stay on the dole"
"Stay on the dole" WINZ tells beneficiaries
WINZ refuses to put up a few hundred dollars to save thousands
These are the headlines we'd be reading if Work and Income was innocent of the charges Jacinda Ardern is levelling at them.
An illogical sentiment abounds about keeping the unemployed domiciled here, as if they are worth more as potential employers than as an unemployed cost.
Beyond the silliness of that, if someone can find work in Australia and be productive and satisfied, why hold them down on an unemployment benefit here? It makes no sense.
Another storm in a teacup manufactured by airhead Ardern.
Lindsay Mitchell has been researching and commenting on welfare since 2001. Many of her articles have been published in mainstream media and she has appeared on radio,tv and before select committees discussing issues relating to welfare. Lindsay is also an artist who works under commission and exhibits at Wellington, New Zealand, galleries.