Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The strange moral inversion of the welfare state

I’m just listening to a woman on ‘The Panel’ berating all of us for our rudeness towards Natasha Fuller and Jennifer Johnston

This looks to me like a rather strange inverted moral standard being applied here.  To whit, that it’s not rude to take other people’s money by force to buy votes (the government); it’s not rude to accept this money yourself at a rate that gives you a better income than many of those from whom the money was extracted (Ms Fuller and Ms Johnston); but it is rude, according to our woman on ‘The Panel,’ to expect Ms Fuller and Ms Johnston to be accountable to those paying through the nose for their lifestyle.

As it happens, it’s the same inverted moral standard exhibited in Bill English’s 2009 budget.


  1. I heard Jennifer Johnston on Radio Free Tibet being interviewed by Labour patsy Gael Woods and Ms Johnston sounded eminently reasonable. She has spoken to the Minister, the Minister listened, nothing to see here, move along.
    As for the other baby factory who has dropped herself and the Lefties right in the shit with her intemperate comments and inability to keep her legs together, Johnston was quite sensible.

  2. Indeed PC.

    - Sam P

  3. Anonymous: You've got to admit Gael Woods trying to goad Johnston into calling Paula Bennett an evil bitch or something was fine radio comedy. :)

  4. Craig

    It was.

    Nevetheless that well-overfed beneficiary Bennett is indeed a nasty piece of work.


  5. Richard McGrath30 Jul 2009, 08:57:00

    Hey guys, check out this link, which I got via Oswald Bastable's Rant:

    Hope the MSM get hold of this information!


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