The Dom Post reports on Labour’s legacy:
Thirty-five families with a household income of more than $150,000 are pocketing Working for Families cash.
Welfare should be for those on low incomes who need support to cover the essentials. Not to give rich people extra money because they choose to have some more kids.
Labour revenue spokesman Stuart Nash said families earning more than $150,000 were not the type envisaged for the scheme.
If there were abuses, then loopholes should be closed.
But Working for Families had lifted thousands of children out of poverty and it was the most effective income-redistribution policy “ever”.
Over-taxing New Zealanders so you can give them some of their own money back as welfare is now what I call effective. Well it is effective at turning more families into welfare recipients I guess.Tags: Stuart Nash, working for families