Labour and National: Brothers from Different Mothers

BY ACT at 14 December, 2017


 

“Bill English and Steven Joyce are crying crocodile tears over tax cuts that never existed”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“If National wanted to complain about the new Government raising taxes, it should have cut them instead of just talking a big game when it was in power.

“The new Government’s mini-Budget extends National’s tax and spend approach.

“It is determined to roll out universal welfare programmes like fees-free university and winter energy payments


Five Takeaways from Grant Robertson’s Big Speech

BY ACT at 1 December, 2017


 

Pessimism about the economy 

 

The Finance Minister confirmed that bank economists were warning of dark clouds approaching the New Zealand economy.

 

Business confidence has fallen to an 8-year low on the back of uncertainty over the new Government’s quixotic schemes.

 

Paying lip-service to fiscal discipline

 

In front of a business crowd, Robertson hit the right notes by talking about getting “value for money”.

 

ACT is deeply sceptical.

 


A Drag Race Fuelled with Taxpayer Money

BY ACT at 9 September, 2017


The current Government taxes and spends $80 billion every year, a figure surpassing the wildest dreams of the welfare state’s architects. After this campaign cycle, the figure will be even higher.

“The Government already spends $17,000 per person and under a Labour-led government, spending would only grow exponentially. The election drag race between National and Labour is fueled by New Zealanders’ hard-earned dollars”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“This election, National and Labour have made promises worth billions, with Labour promising over