Some long overdue tinkering of welfare is finally on the cards.
Phil Goff puts his 2 cents in by prattling on about the children not suffering because of the "sins of the parents".
Well he should understand that for the many, many, many years that he has been in politics, he has helped oversee the endless rise of the welfare state.
His party in particular have been zealous advocates of making people dependant on the State.
So Phil, if you want to see the real sin here, then look no further than the end of your own nose.