Update II: It just got a whole lot worse. Now the Cancerous Cow is going to entrench free redundancy insurance for every no-hoper who gets made redundant during times of prosperity and plentiful jobs.
It is to be A PERMANENT FEATURE of the social welfare landscape. No longer is this a special emergency measure to avoid catastrophic adverse knock on effects from mass redundancy during Cullen's self inflicted recession. Staggering.
"Helen Clark said the new allowance would become a permanent feature of the social security system under a Labour government."
Update: Mean - as well as dull, predictable, useless and stupid. If you are a single income family, you will not qualify for Labour's Limited Largesse. Doubly stupid.
John Key is playing Helen Clark on a break.
Today at lunch time, John Key announced that under National's scheme, any grants would not need to be repaid. So, Shifty got all spooked and shot her bolt at 3.00 o'clock.
She announced the details of her 'job search allowance' for redundant workers. Apparently it is a non income or asset tested dole payment for up to three months. How dull. How predictable. How stupid. How useless.
Useless, you say? Yes, pretty useless if you've got three kids, a $400k mortgage and you just lost a $100k job.
Dull and predictable, you ask? Yes, straight out of the standard 'no new ideas' Labour play book.
Stupid? Yes because they'll give my tax dollars to a sixty year old with no mortgage who didn't really need his job but was made redundant anyway.
Adolf looks forward to National's ten times better, innovative and imaginative policy announcement tomorrow.