Guest post from our Tauranga correspondent, Graham Clark, aka The Tomahawk Kid
What’s the difference between Shame Jones, Chris Carter, Len Brown and all the other thieving politicians running amuck with taxpayer money, and the Tauranga couple caught recently ripping off $250,000 worth of benefits?
There is only one difference: the couple got an eighteen-month jail sentence. The politicians didn’t.
OK, in the case of the benefit fraudsters the total may have been a bit larger, but the sentiment behind the theft was the same, that being: “I want something for nothing”—I want something that belongs to somebody else, and I don’t care how I get it.”
No morals, no principles, just pre-meditated theft and a rampant case of Entitlitis.
And the end result of all these thefts was the same, i.e.. in a time of recession, hard-working, honest, tax-paying individuals had their money taken from them by force and deceit, by people either unable or unwilling to earn it.
The moral position is the same. Perhaps the only difference is that the political creeps pretend to work, whereas the creeps in Tauranga do not. These creeps were happy, knowing they were taking food from the mouths of my children, just so they didn't have to go to work themselves.
The tragic thing is that the Tauranga creeps will still be entitled to vote at the next election for the political creeps who promise to give them more of the same.
Oh yes, they will all pay it back I’m sure. The couple at 50c a week (taken from their benefit probably) and Shame Jones from money taken from other people in the form of tax--hardly a just punishment at all.
Jones and the rest should get at least the eighteen months in jail the beneficiary fraudsters got. But no. He will be back to ripping us off (legally of course) in no time at all.
Vote for No Shame.
Graham Clark is a self-employed graphic artist, and the writer, singer, harp player and prime mover of the fabuous, most groovy Brilleaux, delivering Maximum R’n’B. Proudly NOT taxpayer funded. Come and see them in Auckland on the 30th. (NB: No discounts for the unemployed, but maybe a few job offers.)