And since I do not believe anyone is "deserving" of any "top up" they don't earn, that particular argument will not convince me of anything. That is OT though.
People deserve to have enough to eat and drink, housing, health, and education, just by being people.
We live in a society where taxes pay for stuff, and part of that stuff is supporting those that cannot support themselves. Those who are disabled, cannot get a job, had their house trashed by earthquakes, thats what support is for. All for one and one for all.
Don't poke the bear! Luckily it's a minority in NZ that support such a laissez-faire approach that certain curmudgeons on GZ espouse...
Well put. I was thinking of the C word today in fact, regarding said GZ espouser!