Salient. Official Newspaper of the Victoria University of Wellington Students Assn. Volume 40, No. 16. July 11 1977
[Letter from Rabid Fascist to Salient Vol. 40 No. 16 July 11 1977]
Mr Rowling, in a speech reported in the Evening Post (Saturday 2 July) was quoted as saying our Social Welfare and Taxation systems are responsible for keeping many retired people from working in their twilight years and thereby depriving the country of a valuable resource which it can little afford.
You despicable man you. Bill Rowling, where is the Labour Party of old with its means-tested benefits and redistribution of wealth policies which primarily discriminated against people of lower and middle income brackets and kept them from working in retirement.
Somehow no doubt due to the now social-democratic notion destiny of the Party our Bill forgot to mention this aspect of the past policies.