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

‘Amazon tax’ should be revenue neutral

BY ACT at 1 May, 2018


“The Government’s commitment to a level playing field for online goods is positive, but its ‘Amazon tax’ must be revenue neutral”, according ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The new tax will raise up to $81 million annually. The Government must reduce other taxes in order to offset the additional money hardworking Kiwis will pay. 


“This Government’s commitment to helping struggling New Zealanders has been questionable at best:


A regional fuel tax that will cost the average

Bridges weak tax promise isn’t good enough

BY ACT at 30 April, 2018


“Simon Bridges’ lukewarm commitment to lower taxes shone through this morning”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Bridges could have given a cast iron guarantee to reduce the tax burden faced by hardworking Kiwis. All he could do was commit to returning us to the status quo that existed prior to the election by reversing the Auckland regional fuel tax. That is simply not good enough.


“John Key and Bill English fought

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