While it is true that Labour have never reversed them, it is idiotic to be so backward looking.
And they even rubbish their own arguments:
Mr Kendrew is now a volunteer budget adviser in Wellington and said even working families on low incomes were struggling with recent price increases for food, petrol and other essentials.
Okay so a non-benefit family in 2008 is finding life tough due to *recent* price increases, and the Rt Revs think the answer is linked to a change in benefit rates 17 years ago.
“I’m dealing with a family at the moment with an income of $680 a week, paying $300 a week in rent.
Well income related rents for state houses means they should pay no more than $170 a week. If they are not in a state house, then the solution seems obvious.