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


Big government Bridges will keep Labour’s tax hikes

BY ACT at 9 April, 2018


 

“Simon Bridges has confirmed his commitment to higher taxes by this morning refusing to roll back proposed fuel tax increases of between 9 and 12 cents a litre”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“This complements his record as a big spending Economic Development Minister.

 

“When Amy Adams slammed Labour’s ‘tax and spend’ policies the other day, she could have easily been talking about her own leader.

 

“The National Party under Simon


Adams slams former Transport Minister Bridges

BY ACT at 4 April, 2018


 

“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,


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,


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