No transformation in pillaging the taxpayer

 

Grant Robertson’s first Budget uses ‘transformation’ as a buzzword but offers only to spend more of taxpayers’ money, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The former university politician has today shown himself to be a poor student of economic history. Higher taxes and greater government spending has never fixed our problems.

“Income tax was introduced at 5 per cent on the highest incomes. Now it’s 33 percent.

“In the early 1900s, government spending was a one

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How would a Bridges-led Govt be different?

 

“Simon Bridges has failed to make clear how a Government he leads would be different to the current occupants of the Beehive”, ACT Leader David Seymour says.

 

“His weak response to the Government’s likely Budget while talking to Stuff this morning shows why the centre-right needs a strong ACT.

 

“Bridges wouldn’t commit to cancelling the $3 billion fees-free scheme that will deliver free degrees for tomorrow’s elite.

 

“The Leader of the Opposition couldn’t guarantee

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An offer charter schools couldn’t refuse

 

The Education Minister has made charter schools an offer they couldn’t refuse: ‘conform or be closed’. 

 

“Chris Hipkins today confirmed that charter schools would either lose the precious liberties that have helped them serve some of our most disadvantaged students, or have their contracts terminated”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 

 

“As Raewyn Tipene, chief executive of He Puna Marama Trust, put it, charter schools have applied to become special character schools ‘under duress’.

 

“Hipkins

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Free Press: The ‘Boondoggle Budget’

 

Free Press: The ‘Boondoggle Budget’

 

This Thursday, the Government will deliver its first Budget.

 

The level of waste and extravagance that will be packed into Grant Robertson’s offering – from free degrees for tomorrow’s elite, to billions in corporate welfare, a regional slush fund, and pensions for millionaires – means it deserves to be called the ‘Boondoggle Budget’.

 

Free degrees for tomorrow’s elite

 

Chris Hipkins’ $3 billion bribe will pay for

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