Free Press Monday 26 March -A Popular ACT Policy

BY ACT at 27 March, 2018


TAX, TAX, TAX

The Government’s legislation of a fuel tax in Auckland continues its weird habit of punishing the poorest New Zealanders. Just like Tobacco Taxes and Fees Free tertiary education, this policy is highly regressive. Poorer New Zealanders live further out so have longer commutes, drive older cars that use more fuel, and earn less income to cover fuel taxes with. They will be hurt by the Government that was supposed to help them.


Middlemore a prime example of public sector incompetence

BY ACT at 23 March, 2018


 

“So far, $11 million of operations, doctor’s appointments, and prescriptions have been lost thanks to incompetent government management by National and Labour”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Leaky building issues at Middlemore Hospital shows the problem with governments owning assets – they are poor managers of capital.

 

“This is a good lesson in property rights.

 

“Private owners of assets have strong financial incentives to maximise their value because they get the


National Party infighting costs households $1200

BY ACT at 23 March, 2018


 

“Comments by former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman show that National cannot be trusted to cut taxes when it returns to Government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Mr Coleman made clear there are many National MPs who support even greater government spending instead of returning money to those who earned it.

 

“Last year’s PREFU showed the National Government had boosted its bank balance by overtaxing New Zealanders to the tune of $2.1 billion,


Free Press -A Case Study in Government Waste

BY ACT at 19 March, 2018


 

How the Government Wastes Your Money

We were amazed to learn of a Government report on New Zealanders’ attitudes to sport. No private household or business would have paid for this truly asinine report, but the Government made sure every single one of you did. Since you paid for it (the Government hasn’t said how much), Free Press wants you to know what you got.

The Findings

“90 per cent of the people believe


How Much Was Spent Telling Us We Enjoy Sport?

BY ACT at 17 March, 2018


 

“Sport Minister Grant Robertson needs to reveal how much taxpayer money was spent on research that shows Kiwis ‘value’ sport”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The only remarkable thing about this report is that a group of bureaucrats and politicians believed they needed to spend money finding out that physical activity has social and health benefits.

 

“No New Zealander will be surprised to learn any of the following:

 

“…New Zealanders see value in