`re text pokie room full on benefit day. It's neither the Governments or Winz' fault. The problem lies with the person feeding the machines. Whatever happened to accountability for your own actions?' Unattributed.
The Kirk Government of the early 70's started it, successive National Governments did not reign it in and then Clark and Cullen had the objective of making all New Zealanders beneficiaries. It will take years to turn it round although a small start has been made and if the Key led government was less `Labour Lite' in this area more inroads would happen.