This graph from ACT’s Roger Douglas illustrates John Key’s duplicity in first helping to cause, then pretending to care about, youth unemployment.
National, Labour and the Greens — all parties bar ACT — voted down Roger’s bill to reinstate youth rates and get kids off the couch and into work.
By refusing to allow kids to be paid less than adults, Key deliberately allowed the number of young unemployed to double.
Now he’s offering a dollop of your money to any boss who pays a kid an adult’s wage.
Why not just let the boss pay the kid a kid’s wage, and let the kid work their way up — the way most of us did?
Excellent graph, whoever did this.