Is John Key stupid and Paula Bennett just plain dumb…they are introducing EFPOS type
cards for youth aged 15 to 17 who are not working or in education or training…to stop them spending on booze or fags…
When announced at the Nats rah-rah conference in
hundreds of elderly or middle aged rich types stood and cheered, no one in the crowd was unemployed and many paid no tax on their capital gains. But they still cheered and clapped their hands as instructed by the crowd controllers [they are the guys holding up the signs saying ‘clap now’]; some among the crowd even spilled their wine in their enthusiasm for the changes. But it’s still stupid! And no amount of clapping will change that fact. Wellington
The reason is simple…you see it is against the law to sell booze or smokes to youth aged 15 to 17…with or without a EFPOS card, and that’s a fact. Doesn’t the National Party know that simple fact? It would seem not. The Nats conference failed to address the real problem facing youth…jobs! The only thing relating to jobs that got a mention was lowing wages for youth. Did you know that a paper boy pays tax on his earnings while John Key pays no tax on his capital gains, and John Key gave himself 1000 dollars a week tax cut while paper boys got zero. How’s that for government subsidies for the rich. And the hand picked crowd cheered… What’s next? Cards instead of the pension for the elderly; it’s but a short step from Beanie bashing to pensioner bashing.