He pleads poverty but:
"As part of the earlier appeal, the Social Security Appeal Authority questioned items listed in Foster's domestic budget, including $30 for cellphone, internet and phone line at his shared accommodation. It said: "It is surprising that the appellant can afford to buy the Listener and pay for an internet connection but cannot budget for clothing..."
Now I don't consider the internet a luxury for a job-seeker.
The thing with having the interlink is that you can access this budgeter's friend called TradeMe.
I have just brought a pair of as-new upmarket trainers for $20 there (retail $160-180)
We buy clothes on-line all the time. I have no problem with second-hand!
"Act MP Dr Muriel Newman said Foster's court actions had gone too far but were a product of "the system". "The attitude is, if you do need a jumper and pair of shoes they [the taxpayer] can pay for it. It's an indictment on the system. People can go to an op shop and get a pair of shoes for $5 and he's definitely chosen not to take that path."
All I can add to that is that if you give the salvos a sob-story they will almost certainly GIVE you the frickin' shoes!
But then it gets worse- MUCH worse!
"...He said legal experts had estimated the cost to the Ministry of Social Development of defending his persistent court action could be anything from $30,000 to $250,000..."
How much does telling him to fuck off and get a job cost?
I will do it free as a public service!
FUCK OFF AND GET A JOB!!!!