Watching the chattering classes react to Judith Collins and you are reminded of Pavlov's dog and classical conditioning.
It is refreshing to see someone stand up and tell sometime anarchist Metiria Turei and her Labour Party side-kick Jacinda Ardern along with their fellow politically correct driven apologists a few home truths ... that many of the problems blamed on child poverty can be sheeted home to the parent. "I don't just see monetary poverty. I see a poverty of ideas, a poverty of parental responsibility, a poverty of love, a poverty of caring".
She went on to point out the obvious ... that this country has an extensive and generous social welfare system, better than many other developed countries, that caters for people in genuine need. "I can tell you that it's not just a lack of money, it's primarily a
lack of responsibility - I know it's not PC - but, you know, that's just
Lack of responsibility nurtured by the idea that the welfare state is there to provide the answer to all of life's problems. Said it before and I'll continue to say it ... Sir Apirima Ngata had it right when he said social welfare will destroy my people (paraphrased).
Judith Collins tells it how it is and the chardonnay socialists squeal because they don't like hearing simple home truths. We can continue to throw money at the problem until the cows come home but until there is a step change in mindset then nothing much will change.
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