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Will this government's policies make things better or worse? Well, let's see:

1. Luxon government removes the dual mandate for RBNZ guaranteeing unemployment will skyrocket as RBNZ are not allowed to take that into account when choking off the economy to use their only weapon against inflation, interest rates

2. Luxon government returns to the traditional conservative government comfort zone of demonising beneficiaries, introducing harsh sanctions, and making it clear to the Ministry that those sanctions are to damn well be used as early and as hard as possible

3. Luxon government threatens to penalise parents whose children are determined to be truant from school, never mind that the vast majority of such homes are already under incredible stress in one way or another such as perhaps that they need to work 2 jobs and/or send their older children (who should be in school) to work as well in order to survive

The Luxon government's policies cannot possibly do anything BUT make child poverty rates worse.

The cruelty is the point.

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