"Welfare state 'never designed for the middle class' - Dame Jenny"
Tell that to the present National Government Jenny.
Just off the top of my head, the party you once led has, in government:
1/ extended Paid Parental Leave
2/ increased GP subsidies for under 13s
3/ retained no-interest student loans and;
4/ retained Working For Families
...and does corporate welfare qualify as middle-class welfare? Because there is no shortage of that under National either.
National has become so centrist it is now almost indistinguishable from Labour.
That's bad for democracy. There is no point in having a vote if there is no feasible way to use it to advance smaller government and greater freedom.
Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her by Coda
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