The welfare state is unsustainable economically, socially and morally.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Typical attack on ACT
This writer makes some questionable assumptions.
I am 40 plus plus and would vote for a rise in the qualifying age (at the very least). The writer forgets that many of the group he assumes will vote with self-interest uppermost are also parents worried about the looming taxation burden on their children's (and grand children's) generation.
Also the "apathy" he refers to amongst the 18 to 30 year-olds would not be a 'given' if this debate took off.
And typically, ACT's proposal is misrepresented. The writer has framed the issue as one of retaining or losing Super when what Seymour proposed is a "referendum to determine the future structure of New Zealand Super."
Lindsay Mitchell has been researching and commenting on welfare since 2001. Many of her articles have been published in mainstream media and she has appeared on radio,tv and before select committees discussing issues relating to welfare. Lindsay is also an artist who works under commission and exhibits at Wellington, New Zealand, galleries.