Monday, April 28, 2008

Advice for those in poverty

Others have rightfully blogged about the Marxist group Child Poverty Action Group demanding that successful New Zealanders and their businesses be forced to pay for others.
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It is concerned about child poverty, it fails miserably to note that the primary reason children are raised in poverty is because poor people have them. It is not because those in poverty have been robbed, it is because of irresponsibility.
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It's a shocking concept for many, almost offensive, to say simply this:
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If you can't afford to have children then don't!
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This is why the welfare state, as long as it remains should quite simply not pay any more for having more children. There should be no reward from the state for breeding.
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What do you then say to people who have more kids and can't pay for them?
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Look in the mirror. It is your responsibility. You didn't have to breed. Survive on welfare or get a job or ask people for money.
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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN, IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT?
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No, but is it mine? Why are all those who work bloody hard to raise their families and themselves have to be made to pay for those who make bad decisions, or don't care?
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Oh and if you care a lot about these people then nothing is stopping you - you can help through charity or maybe directly. It's called benevolence, compassion and is about caring about those less fortunate than yourself.
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Poverty will always exist. Today poverty includes having a TV, car, selection of clothes, video recorder and cellphone. The number one incentive to escape poverty IS poverty, and the state today makes other people pay for the education, healthcare, housing, food, clothing and entertainment of those who are poor.
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Taking money by force for those in poverty has done next to nothing for the last few decades. The key problem is not money, it is poverty of ambition, aspiration and desire to get out of the vile culture trap of acquiescence. Throwing money at the problem has failed miserably to change this, but it has made around 20% of the population dependent on voting Labour. You can't help but wonder if this is far too convenient.

1 comment:

mawm said...

Today poverty includes having a TV, car, selection of clothes, video recorder and cellphone.

You failed to mention alcohol and drugs, fast foods, partying with your mates instead of tending to your dependents, rampant sexuality, and sheer laziness.