Alf is somewhat astonished to learn that Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, the first Sikh to be elected to our Parliament, is backing away from giving folks the impression he might regard beneficiaries as “freeloaders”.
Alf’s astonishment is that many citizens similarly have a dim view of beneficiaries.
And so they would be sympathetic about his membership – but only until Friday – of the Facebook group “I hate poor people”.
It seems he had been signed up to the group since 2009.
The group has 398 members, according to the Sunday Star-Times.
This makes it a somewhat sad little outfit, woefully lacking in good organising skills, bearning in mind it was set up to express displeasure at those on benefits and low incomes.
Alf reckons he could whip up 398 new members in a 30-minute stroll through a suburb like Remuera or Khandallah.