Millions in handouts for well-off Kiwis

BY ACT at 24 May, 2018


 

The Government is set to give away tens of millions in ‘winter energy payments’ to well-off older New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Almost 9 per cent of superannuitants earn over $60,000 a year – more than New Zealand’s median income and three times the pension.

 

“Yet the Government will give tens of millions to this group because it believes they need help to pay their power bills.

 

“This epitomises a Government that taxes


How would a Bridges-led Govt be different?

BY ACT at 16 May, 2018


 

“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


‘Tax and spend’ has been an unmitigated failure

BY ACT at 13 May, 2018


 

Today is ‘Tax Freedom Day’. The year is already 35 percent complete and New Zealanders have only just paid their collective tax bill.

 

“The narrative leading up to Budget 2018 has been that we need to raise more money in taxes in order fund our public services – the narrative is wrong”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The Government could choose to cut billions in wasteful spending before it decides to hit


What Bridges should have said on taxes and spending

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges’ interview with Stuff this morning sent the wrong message to voters who value freedom, choice, and limited government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Mr Bridges should have publicly committed to reversing the coalition’s Provincial Growth Fund, its fees-free policy, and other big spending promises. He should also have guaranteed to raise the age of eligibility for superannuation.

 

“If he committed to this, ACT would deliver meaningful tax cuts with a top tax


Government’s working groups cost $16m

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


 

“News of another government review highlights the growing cost of ‘review-itis’ infecting the Ardern-Peters administration”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

This morning Peeni Henare announced the appointment of a panel to review Whanau Ora.

 

“After accounting for fees, flights and accommodation, the average government review costs around $400,000. This Government has announced about 40 reviews, working groups, or panels.

 

“We can reasonably assume then that the taxpayer is on the hook