Thursday, December 29, 2011

Children abandoned

Large families no longer able to feed their children, dwindling welfare and unemployment.

Actually I am talking about Greece. But it doesn't require a great stretch of the imagination to picture New Zealand in 5 or 10 years time if people continue to depend heavily on the state to support children they can't afford to raise and this country is forced into severe cutbacks.

The mindset that welfare (including Working For Families) is a permanent and legitimate alternative to self-sufficiency must be changed.

Dare I say it, for the sake of the children.

1 comment:


But ten kids?
Who can really afford ten kids?
We need governments to announce that in future there will be a maximum benefit paid per family, based on say 2-3 kids.
That way we will stop families breeding just to get extra benefit.
I am sure that is what my former inlaws did up in Northland.
How else can you explain one of their offspring having a first child a 15 and a second before she turned 17!
The best way to avoid child povery is to only have people having kids when they can afford it.
That's how my family works.