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Child poverty target is Barbie-doll politics

Published: Tue 30 Jan 2018 06:16 PM
Child poverty target is Barbie-doll politics
30 JANUARY 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says Labour’s proposed child poverty targets are about delivering socialism, not better lives for children.
Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Tying poverty measures to the median income is simply a target for socialism. It means that as long everyone is equally poor, Labour will have met their goal.”
“Labour is even going to require consultation with kids – it’s truly Barbie-doll politics.”
“The saddest thing about these proposals is they suggest Labour’s claimed concern for kids in hardship was fake all along. This is leftist ideology with no mention of economic growth, getting people of welfare, productivity, employment, and entrepreneurship.”
“Labour hopes National will vote for their soundbite policy. National must avoid this trap and stand for prosperity over socialism.”
ENDS
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
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