It is important to have a welfare system because long term employment is never secure?
On average, everyone strongly agrees with nonconsensus between 284 voters.
Please read the comments from other voters below, then scroll down make your decision. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
It is important to have a welfare system because long term employment is never secure
Reasons To Disagree
Welfare is a spiral of growth. The more you offer, the more people will accept. Welfare should be minimalist in its approach
25 March 2006
no, its important to have a welfare system for the times people are unable to be employed - nothing to do with long term employment, more to do with individual circumstance.
1 October 2007
Welfare is the proceeds of theft
5 October 2012
Link Company and Business tax rate to the unemployment rate, bad employer decisions are also a factor in creating unemployment and those out of work for other reasons (sickness, and disabilities)
14 October 2013
Reasons To Agree
but should have a time limit
20 March 2006
so also should the dole be short term
13 August 2006
othewise there be homlesse people on the streets and the crime rate would sore
28 November 2006
Nothing in life is certain. This should be a safety net, but ONLY a safety net and not a long-term lifestyle.
22 June 2007
But you need to watch out for the long term people who make a career of it
18 November 2007
Yes - but the long run rate is around 4%. I pay a hellofa lot more than 4% of my income to cover the 4% chance that I will be jobless.
13 December 2007
One of the hallmarks of a 1st world country bar the US is social security. Every counry which can afford it must have and secure that all its citizens have the benefits of welfare should they need it or loose their job. A safety net, a leg up in the job market or an income top like the Working for Families package
14 January 2008
yes - it's a pity it is blatantly abused by so many - with the connivance of labour, the unions and the bureaucracy.
17 February 2008
the welfare system is availible to all much like acc every1 pays just incase you need it
18 February 2010
It is important, but for us who are working hard it is frustrating when others are taking the piss....
11 May 2011
It is important because young and old infirmed alike can be incapable of working on any menaingful basis they are after all ILL. Job rehabilitation seems to be almost non exisitant in NZ save the WINZ PATH program that not all infirmed people quialify for particularly those who need a therapeutic approach the most those who are chronic. The health care system needs to somehow step up assesments and medical treatments rather than the present system of making people wait as long as 8 months to be seen it is a well known life fact that time waits for no one
1 November 2011
Reasons for Remain Neutral
Yes it's a helping hand in a time of need but not to be lived on it should have a time limit six months and then your off it better have another source of income or reapply but can only be on it for five years in total your whole life until you're a pensioner so better use it wisely
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