The kerfuffle over the benefit payments to two beneficiaries certainly has legs. It’s disappointing to see the Left completely fail to engage with the central argument: are beneficiaries getting too much money, too little or about the right amount?
Fuller was also featured in an MSD Report along the same lines (click to enbiggify):
On the face of it, Fuller has at least had a pretty good go at extricating herself from the welfare trap – much better than most, it would appear.
But if we keep digging, the story gets stickier. A series of threads over on Trademe and archived elsewhere suggest that Natasha had previously been living with her partner while receiving the DPB. That’s not uncommon, but it is certainly against the rules.
One Trademe commenter says:
“It seems that in your own posts on these boards you have clearly admitted and glorified in being a thief. Combining that with anecdotes shared by your ex friends, a rather sordid picture emerges.”
There is nothing else to be drawn from this mess except to remind everyone that the welfare state is a sham.
“If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.”
- Gerald Ford