DonGould:networkn: Personally I'd like to see all beneficiaries get a card with an amount loaded on it that could only be spent on food at supermarkets not on alcohol and cigarettes!
How would you break up the benefit though?
Food costs in Christchurch are higher than Wellington because of transport issues.
How is that fair on those who take the time to grow their food in the garden?
What sort of social message is that sending to DPB parents about their budgeting skills?
I am not in the least bit concerned the message it sends, whilst they are on a benefit at the expense of the tax payer, and they are not acting responsibly, then they can be offended all they like, or opt out of receiving a benefit.