Saturday, November 19, 2011

"...There were 275,000 children living in severe poverty and two out of every five of those children came from households with parents in work but whose pay rates were too low, she said..."


Link: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/campaign-trail/5999184/Greens-highlight-child-poverty

Bloody bullshit!


SEVERE poverty my arse!
Where is the starvation?- obesity, more likely.
Where are the shantytowns?
Where are the unschooled?


Define severe poverty!


I bet the definition is not the same as mine!


UPDATE:


We have about 850,000 children in NZ (under 15 yrs) 
So 1 in 3 are in severe poverty?
Is this based on the children's income?


Either way, I'm calling bullshit on this. 


Great fact checking by the media-as usual. 

1 comment:

MK said...

"....came from households with parents in work but whose pay rates were too low, she said."

Better to force their employers to jack up the minimum wage, then there won't be any job, paying anything.

"He has no concept of the real lives lived."

Green scum have no concept of real life and how their stupidity actually ruins lives in the long run. Fortunately for them, there plenty of morons out there who think that they're being held back from the BMW and 5-bedroom-with-pool by a meanie politician who just won't mandate a increase to the minimum wage.