Ministry of Health has advised Medical practices they must contact >65's and encourage them to get the Flu Vaccine, and must provide them free of charge, but is NOT going to provide those practices with additional funds for the nurses and administrators time for doing this.
So Labour is going to be seen by the average punter to have generously provided this for the betterment of the elders, without realizing, Labour has put the bulk of the cost onto the practices they get that treatment from.
There is more of these types of moves in the pipeline too. I'll share those as they are made public.
Secondly, last week JA was asked in an interview what she thought of Landlords putting rents up by $50 a week to match the $50 a week JA decided students needed.
JA's response: "Landlords should consider the morality of their decisions"
Is she kidding? I know she isn't, but seriously!?
Another two examples she has no idea how the real world actually works.
Perhaps if SOME of Labours caucus weren't all academics and career politicians they wouldn't keep handing out candy without considering the costs for real.
Your flu example is similar to governments never giving due allowance for all the free work businesses do for them in the administration and collection of, say, GST. If you add up the staff and accountancy time that costs NZ Inc each year, I imagine it is not a trivial sum.