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Budget ‘05: Opportunity Lost For NZers

Don Brash MP
National Party Leader

19 May 2005

Budget ‘05: Opportunity Lost For NZers

“Budget 2005 is an opportunity lost for all New Zealanders,” says National Party Leader Don Brash.

“We are bleeding Kiwis to Australia. 600 of our best and brightest get on the plane each week. The same number will be getting on the plane next week. There is nothing in this Budget to encourage them to stay.

“The promise to tinker with tax thresholds three years down the track is nothing short of an insult to hardworking Kiwis who have been overtaxed for the past six years.

“I can promise you here and now National will do better than this. New Zealand workers deserve better and they will get it under National,” says Dr Brash.


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