In their typically co-ordinated efforts the child poverty political activists all issued supportive media releases yesterday.
The Auckland Action Against Poverty had this to say:
“As the Bill recommends, the provision of this food shouldn't be left to charity but should be taxpayer funded - this will ensure greater access country-wide and decrease the dependance on the whims and follies of individual charities and businesses"
So charities and businesses have whims and follies, but government provides surety.
That's because government uses force. Government can force you and me to pay for school breakfasts whether we want to or not. Charities and businesses have to persuade us that it's a good idea.
And AAAP want to "decrease dependence" on willingness and increase dependence on force.
Note too the disdain with which AAAP regards the private sector. Whims (sudden fancies) and follies (foolish actions or ideas). Make no mistake, the child poverty activists are socialists and anti-capitalists through and through. If their bottom line was easing child poverty they'd be appreciating and applauding help wherever it came from.
Finally, by using children as the object of their forced redistributionist campaigns they make it extremely difficult for people to oppose them.