Mrs Turia said she wanted the next government to return to subsidised "make-work" schemes where people get a community job and are paid a government wage.
"What we need is the government to make work, to get our people back into a strong work ethic."
So there we go! A return to the days of snailways, Post Office, Ministry of Works and the horrendous featherbedding, pillaging and general incompetence that used to occur. Was Cullen in cahoots with the Maori party, when he brought his busted Thomas the Tank Engine set?
I offer another solution:
All the rubbish of NZ is delivered to a couple of sites. The long-term unemployed are sent to camps there to recycle this rubbish. They receive minimum wage once they make their quotas for recovered recyclables.
How Green is that!