Friday, November 13, 2020

Beneficiary debt balloons under Labour

 Under Labour the culture at WINZ was deliberately changed. Far more resources were put into ensuring that clients were receiving their full entitlements and fewer into work brokering. There was an all round softening of attitude, more 'kindness' I expect. That might also include approving more grants and recoverable assistance. Which might have the unintended consequence of driving more beneficiaries into more debt? (A bit like those nasty money-lenders Labour detests).

Someone asked the question and I've charted the answer.

Note the acceleration occurred BEFORE Covid.

Total monies owed:

Still. Look on the brightside. It's not a billion yet. Chickenfeed compared to this government's borrowing.

1 comment:

captainofthegate said...

The debt seems hard to escape. Our culture is soaked in it. Our media is owned by banks, and so are both sides of politics.

I stumbled across Distributism a little while ago. It is based upon capital being owned by the people, rather than the banks (debt), or by the government. Fascinating concept. It was setup in Paraguay for a few hundred years, and was quite successful and attracted much jealousy. Hence it was put down brutally by the Spanish, who love debt. Called the Jesuit Reductions. This was the beginning of the end for the Jesuits. They were shut down and infiltrated, and have been a perverted order since. I think it was a reach back to the middle ages, where men worked for 14 weeks a year to feed their family, and had 38 weeks a year to work on other things, like gigantic cathedrals.

The endless debt has primarily stolen our time and devalued the worth of a person's labour. The role of charity in a person's life has been taken over by the state, whom are not doing a very good job are administering kindness. Got to opt out of the debt first though, then redefine charity. Nothing to it.