Tax cuts vs Family benefit
Scotty's blog on may 27th has an interesting post from Maxim about the "surplus" which got me thinking. On the surface, injecting money into the low - mid income family seems to be pro-family but is it really the best thing for the family? Sure, having a decent sized family can be a financial drain and some help would be gratefully welcomed but why not in the form of a tax cut? Do we want children being born purely for financial gain? Do we want society to become even more reliant on the government? No no NO! This is as Maxim says, an election year ruse to make the Labour government seem compassionate. It is as if they steal cars, gift wrap them and give them back. The money in the surplus is OURS NZ!! On the other hand, if we were to receive tax cuts, then a hard working bread-winner will reap the real results of hard work, Children will not be born just to bring in an extra buck, and our society will not comprise mainly of Labour party sucklings. Bring back personal responsibility - if anyone can remember what that is!