$18.5 Billion Surplus to New Taxes on Day One

BY David Seymour at 26 October, 2017


Aucklanders will be wondering why they’re facing a new tax today when Treasury forecast a four-year surplus of $18.5 billion in its Pre Election Fiscal Update.

“We’ve faced a generation of over taxation and underinvestment in Auckland, now we find we’re last in line for new infrastructure and first in line for new taxes,” says ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour.

“What better guide to a new Government than what it announces on


Stadiums full of taxpayers enslaved to pay off election bribes

BY David Seymour at 19 September, 2017


Today, at North Harbour Stadium, ACT Leader David Seymour underscored the massive cost of election bribes in this election.

“The other parties want to enslave, in total, 132 stadium-loads of workers in order to pay enough tax to fund their spending promises,” says Mr Seymour.

“The average taxpayer pays $10,000 per year in tax. North Harbour Stadium has 25,000 seats. So a capacity crowd here represents $250 million of taxpayers’ money. $10,000 per year for


New Zealand’s first amateur finance minister?

BY David Seymour at 14 September, 2017


“A policy backdown of this scale nine days out from an election is astounding,” says ACT Leader David Seymour in response to Labour’s urgent, last minute press conference on tax policy.


Government surpluses no reason to celebrate

BY David Seymour at 23 August, 2017


National just offers excuses, excuses, excuses, on their failure to cut tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


Labour’s fiscal plan opens door for lolly scramble

BY David Seymour at 19 July, 2017


“Labour’s fiscal plan has no credibility,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They’ve left themselves $10 billion for an election year lolly-scramble, but if they enter Government they’ll be squabbling with the Greens and New Zealand First over whose election promises get over the line.