We spend $100,000 a year on each of 1,000 refugees, a total of $100,000,000 a year.
Yet we have New Zealanders living on the streets.
It is a dilemma and I don’t want to suggest that we don’t take on the refugees, in fact it would be great if we could take more. But what about our homeless people?
My ideal, my suggestion to our leaders, from any party, look after your own people and let them take care of the refugees.
We are generous and compassionate people.