- Which welfare programme was introduced in 1973 with an estimated cost of $250,000 per year ($4 millon in today's money), and now attracts an annual taxpayer spend of $2.713 billion -- fifteen percent of the welfare budget?
- Why does it cost so damn much?
- Why did anybody believe it wouldn't?
- Which political party was responsible for preparing the introduction of this programme?
LINKS: Famous last words - Lindsay Mitchell
Crown accounts analysis - Statistics New Zealand
TAGS: Politics-NZ, Politics, Politics-National, Budget & Taxation