Poverty in NZ
Claiming poverty is getting worse is scaremongering.
Left wingers justify higher taxes and a bloated government. Any government redistributing billions more would increase dependence on state welfare. They say child poverty in New Zealand is getting worse, that the gap between rich and poor is widening.
This is simply untrue. ‘‘There is no evidence of any general rise or fall in income inequality using the Gini measure since the mid 1990s. The trendline is almost flat’’. (NZPol.Research.Inst) The