for beneficiaries to get off the benefit and into employment. Into minimum wage jobs that don’t exist. In her defence, Bennett said this is part of “breaking the poverty cycle.” But in a country where a wage earner can earn less than a beneficiary, it hardly seems like a step in the right direction.
“People can make something of themselves; it is possible and it happens”
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If wages were increased and benefits were cut accordingly, I would hypothesis that this could be more of an advance to “breaking the poverty cycle”. However, unless we are willing to wake up to the ways of the Government, then it seems that the job of destroying lives should be left to those that know it best.
Published on Mar 8, 2012