Sunday, October 05, 2014

The more things change...October 5, 2014

Welfare is cyclical.

Governments institute programmes of cash or in-kind assistance which over time - usually due to over-subscription -  become unaffordable.

Source: NZ Herald, October 5, 1934

The scheme ended in 1967 on account of cost.

The experiment will be repeated though, except this time the calls are for breakfast and lunch as well...despite low and middle income families already receiving specific payments to assist with the cost of raising children.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How long until "the whole scheme" is ended - both on grounds of cost, and of complete ineffectiveness?

What's the point in having a National+ACT majority if their policies are Labour/Greens/ Communist through and through?