One really has to admire the twisted logic (or is it 'Chutzpah') of those apologists who would argue that it is beneficiary bashing for the Government to announce that those beneficiaries with outstanding arrest warrants will have their benefits withdrawn. Sue Bradford would be proud of you.
What part of 'action (or non action) produces consequences' don't these people understand?
8.000 beneficiaries with outstanding arrest warrants (out of 16,000 nation wide) is an alarming statistic. On one hand they are thumbing their nose at the justice system while holding out their other for taxpayer support.
Sorry folks ... you can't have it both ways. Congratulations to Paula Bennett for having the 'balls' to do what is right. Dollars to donuts that Labour, driven by the Greens, will reverse this if they ever get their grubby paws on the treasury benches.