“National Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams has slammed the policies of former Transport Minister Simon Bridges”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Yesterday, the Government revealed it was proposing a fuel tax increase of between 9 and 12 cents a litre. Aucklanders face hikes of 20 cents a litre if a regional fuel tax is also introduced.
“On Twitter, Adams slammed the move as a ‘tax and spend Labour Government…in full force.’
“However, documents released under the Official Information Act show that former Transport Minister, and now National Leader, Simon Bridges was also considering increasing fuel taxes.
“It is the height of hypocrisy for the Nats to criticise a move they were ready to implement themselves.
“National’s track record suggests they are no better than Labour when it comes to taxing and spending New Zealanders’ money.
“The economic policies of this Government will be an absolute disaster for New Zealand.
“But if National believe they can return to Government by articulating a vision for New Zealand that is simply ‘Anyone But Labour’, they are in for a rude awakening.
“Only a strong ACT Party will persuade National to cut taxes, wasteful spending, and red tape, and reform the Resource Management Act and Superannuation”, says Mr Seymour.