Robertson should return surplus to taxpayers

BY ACT at 5 July, 2018


 

A surplus of more than $5.2 billion in the eleven months to May shows the Government is overtaxing hardworking New Zealanders, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Grant Robertson boasts about being fiscally responsible by ‘running sustainable surpluses’. ACT takes a different view.

 

“A government surplus is a taxpayer deficit. It means the Government is overtaxing New Zealanders – taking more than it delivers in return.

 

“Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson will tell


Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax

BY ACT at 5 June, 2018


 

The poorest Aucklanders will be hurt the most by Phil Twyford’s new fuel tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

Auckland Council today voted in favour of a regional fuel tax.

 

“The Finance Minister doled out $40 a week to many families with children in his ‘Families Package’.

 

“Now the Transport Minister will take back the equivalent of four weeks’ worth of payments with a new tax that will cost the average household $160 a year”,


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


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