Why NZ is F****d #15
Have a look at this little revelation of socialist group think from within Treasury.
From this morning's Q and A interview with Paula Bennett-
Bennett also denied that she had ignored Treasury's advice which recommended the work tests should not go ahead because some people would end up working for nothing.
Treasury gave the example of a beneficiary on minimum wage who would only receive $1 extra an hour.
Notwithstanding the notion that $8 per day is 'nothing,' Adolf hopes Treasury doesn't think beneficiaries should stay on the benefit when they are capable of working. It appears that is the advice our minister is receiving.
It's time to put the advisers Treasury onto the job market where they can do something useful like shovelling shit in Louisiana. (With apologies to general Patton.)
They have institutionalized the notion that a benefit somehow is of the same value as being in work. In other words, unless once can make a 'big margin' over and above the benefit, one should not feel obliged to work.