Key’s Power Play Won’t Stop The Bills Going Up

It was a very lame performance by Prime Minister John Key in the first week of Parliament,

although he did manage to come up with three headline policies that some conservatives will salivate over

– welfare reform, contracting out schools, and privatisation.

A closer look suggests his first policy,

welfare reform – aside from the usual public beneficiary-bashing

– will affect little more than 1 per cent of those who receive a state benefit.

Key knows forcing people to work and slashing benefits may excite mean-spirited rednecks,

but in reality it’s all nonsense.


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