Monday, December 29, 2014

Sorry It Is Just Plain Male Bovine Excrement.



The wannabe shills, so adept at spending other peoples money in their expedition to an elevated place well beyond that which they could only dream about in any commercial role, spend inordinate efforts to tell the sheeple  that NZ has an ever widening gap between rich and poor and some many thousands of children are existing in "poverty".

Our entirely generous welfare system precludes such arrant nonsensical outcomes if those accepting such largess prudently manage their parental roles.

The annual post Xmas sales have produced record transactions as measured by the electronic 'cash' transaction system and before anyone suggests such an outcome only applies to the haves, I am witness to another viewpoint.
At present holidaying near Rotorua I spent some hours in and around that metropolis on Boxing Day and my observations left little ambiguity as to what decile was overwhelmingly represented in those buying up large.
This is a town that still has three bedroom homes for sale at 200k and sure there are empty shops but there was a veritable army of well fed, adequately clothed people buying groceries, booze and luxury items in body pressing numbers in the Central Mall, a seat in the food hall was to be  waited for, and finding a car park was problematical without a walk of some distance  or serious good fortune

So what, well this evening, and this will exercise Confusor, Whining Differential and Co, I was visiting Whaleoil and in the daily Trivia Post the source of one of the cryptic clues was a revealing bunch of stats from the clue claiming the poorest 5% of US citizens have more income than 68% of the worlds population, that when followed had some other info that would never be published in what passes for our MSM.
Brazil has among the poorest in the world in their bottom 5% and their richest 5% are among the richest in the world.
Most of those  in India's poorest 5% earn/scrabble around $1 a day.
Say a poor family of 10 in an Indian Slum with $70 a week, while here in lil ole NZ they would have over a grand a week and one of the dads as the current squeeze and officially recognised as living apart  also enjoying an independent income.

Poverty nah, of spirit possibly, of life skills very likely but continued use of the word to describe what our most disadvantaged children all too often endure is a travesty in word usage.




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4 comments:

Chris Bird said...

https://homepaddock.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/more-people-fewer-poor-2/

Post by Ele on homepaddock this morning about poverty.
In 1981 there were 1.7 billion, or 43% living in poverty in the world, existing on less than $1.50 per day. In 2011 there were 1 billion or 15%. So why is it made out to be such a problem here?

Psycho Milt said...

...spend inordinate efforts to tell the sheeple that NZ has an ever widening gap between rich and poor...

"I like not these facts! Bring me others!" Actually, it's not an ever-widening gap - it's a recent phenomenon and the last Labour government did plenty to slow its growth (albeit by the counterproductive method of subsidising low wages). However, the fact that the gap is growing remains a fact, regardless of whether you'd prefer other facts.

Brazil has among the poorest in the world in their bottom 5% and their richest 5% are among the richest in the world.

I can appreciate that "still not as bad as Brazil" might be the sort of aspirational goal the National Party has for NZ, but a great many of the country's populace prefer to aim a little higher.

In 1981 there were 1.7 billion, or 43% living in poverty in the world, existing on less than $1.50 per day. In 2011 there were 1 billion or 15%. So why is it made out to be such a problem here?

Because the number of people living on less than $1.50 a day isn't a relevant measure for a country in which $1.50 won't buy you a drink of water.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

"..... a country in which $1.50 won't buy you a drink of water."

And therein lies the deceit of the left.

In NZ, $1.50 will buy you perhaps a hundred or more drinks of water. If you drink tap water like most sensible people do.

Psycho Milt said...

Well, there are public drinking fountains I guess, so water's maybe not the best example, but it would be a pretty special deal to get a house with a functioning tap in it for under $1.50...