Posts tagged Wellington City Council
I read KiwiBlog quite a bit, in fact I think it is both my most read blog, and also the 1st NZ based blog I read.
Often DPF (the Author – David Farrar) says lots of stuff I agree with, and while I have occasionally blogged about similar things, especially when the media get lazy and start making stories up, like the sometimes do. Anyway, this time I actually want to blog about what DPF said, coz it’s just classic (and IMHO a very Paul Henry moment (where someone says what everyone else is thinking).
Tao Wells, 37, advocates the opportunities and benefits of unemployment and says it is unfair that long-term beneficiaries are labelled bludgers for exploiting the welfare system.
Laughable (and sad at the same time) eh? Well it was DPF’s reaction that was even funnier (and SOOOO spot on).
It’s unfair that I have to work 60 hour weeks to fund your fucking life style, you bludging wanker.
But it gets better. The Dominion Post reported the guy’s dole was cut:
Late yesterday afternoon his benefit was cut off after Work and Income learned of the project.
And was quoted saying
Wells denied his pro-unemployment stance was hypocritical when he was being paid $2000 for the project. “We should never be forced to take a job. If you’re forced to take a job it’s a punishment. If a job’s a punishment then society must be a prison.”
To which DPF replied:
Listen Mr Fuckwit, you are not forced to take a job. So long as you don’t want those of us who do work to pay you a benefit, you do not need to ever work again.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Black and White Version: The unemployed shouldn’t be forced to do anything. But to get a payment from the taxpayer, they can, and should. To paraphrase DPF “Get a job fuckwit”.