Here’s a collection of tweets in response to Damien Grant’s Herald column, Go softer on tax cheats – they are society's contributors.
Even shorter Damian Grant: I'm rich. You're not. Fuck you.
Damian Grant, paraphrased: Rich criminals are inherently better than poor criminals, and should be treated accordingly.
[ICYMI] Post from yesterday reacting to Grant (and Espiner) pieces on minimum wage and tax cheats: http://third-culture-commentary.blogspot.com/2014/02/who-needs-
"@DidzLife: MT @Child_PovertyNZ Damien Grant's argument that if you earn a lot you are entitled to steal a lot... https://www.facebook.com/InsideChildPoverty/posts/577024315717031 …
This article makes my blood boil. By your logic then Mr Grant, I'm better than you because I pay more tax. Fk off. http://m.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11198686 …
Damien Grant: Laments softer sentences for benefit fraud, applauds judges for treating them more harshly than tax fraud. In the same column.
Who's this crazy guy Damien Grant? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11198686 … Why does @Nzherald publish this rubbish?
Does Damien Grant believe what he writes in the herald? Or is he instead a controversialist?
Damien Grant's argument that if you earn a lot you are entitled to steal a lot was given some print room in the... http://fb.me/2l7vuRogk
I'd prefer to ignore Damien Grant's defence of tax cheats but Sandel reminds us why we can't http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/what-money-can-t-buy-by-michael-j--sandel … & http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/questions-for-free-market-moralists/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 …
Nice that the Herald interrupted their non-stop coverage of how awesome Jamie Whyte is to give Damien Grant a voice: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?
who is this nasty piece of work Damien Grant. What supremely fucked up view of society? NZHerald Troll
I see Damien Grant's latest is classist enough to make Marie Antoinette blush. http://nzh.tw/11198686
That he's a fraudster shouldn't detract from how idiotic Damien Grant's argument is. Beneficiaries 'steal' to feed their families, shithead.
So Damien Grant is a convicted fraudster who wrote on horrors of prison & also wrote that beneficiary scammers should be locked up. Okay.
Are NZ Herald grooming Damien Grant to be next Bob Jones poor-bashing mega-troll when his wrinkly highness collapses from hate implosion?
OK, This Damien Grant fella is a parody just like Shelly Bridgeman. Yes? Please tell me I'm right.
This is NZ journalism at its very worst. Attempting to make tax fraud sport but welfare fraud a crime. http://nzh.tw/11198686
@SelwynPellett I must strongly object to the idea that Damien Grant is a journalist.
@publicaddress Damn right! Do you see what they pay journalists? disgraceful. No wonder so many support the living wage.
Might it have been relevant for @HeraldonSunday to mention author of this was sentenced to 2.5years prison for fraud? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11198686 …
@JonoMilne excellent! Link at foot of this exotic piece wld be even better.
@toby_etc @JonoMilne Shame they didn't link to his 2011 piece in which he comprehensively argues against himself http://www.nzherald.co.nz/fraud/news/article.cfm?c_id=213&objectid=10744938 …