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,


Poor hit from all angles with regional fuel tax

BY ACT at 27 March, 2018


 

“The poorest Aucklanders will be in hit in at least three different ways with Phil Twyford’s new regional fuel tax”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. 

 

“Grant Robertson doled out $40 a week to many families with children in his ‘Families Package’. Now Phil Twyford will take back four weeks’ worth of Families Package payments with a new tax that will cost the average household $160 a year.

 

Legislation to enable the regional fuel tax will begin its first reading


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,


Cut Corporate Welfare Before Going After ‘Rich Pricks’

BY ACT at 14 March, 2018


 

“The Government should be focussed on reducing wasteful spending before introducing new taxes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“$1.6 billion of corporate welfare is doled out to politically-connected businesses each year. If Grant Robertson was able to do away with this expenditure, he would be able to cut the corporate tax rate by 6 percentage points – boosting wages, jobs, and growth – rather than increasing it as he intends.

 

“The outcome