Bruce wrote:Seems incredibly unfair to me that we may well see blue-collar workers being forced to keep toiling away, often in jobs that are hard on the body, whilst even the richest millionaire will get his weekly stipend without question once he hits the entitlement age.
Bruce wrote:I qualify for Super in under a year's time but unless there's a huge change in my own personal circumstances, I won't be taking it. How could I (or anyone) feel good about accepting a weekly stipend from taxpayers when we still have unacceptable levels of child poverty and a health system that fails to meet the needs of many who rely on it?
Perry wrote:There's nothing to stop anyone doing there own charity thing, or helping someone else, rather than a big-name, big-overhead organisation. Here's one: https://www.facebook.com/phmicrosolar/
Not in NZ, but I suspect that the $25 shares have an almost exponential benefit for the recipient families.
But then we could get into the so-called aid-fuelled Africa population problem debate.
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