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Kiwis support Labour’s savings policy

David
PARKER
Spokesperson for Finance

15 January 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT
Kiwis support Labour’s savings policy

New Zealanders overwhelmingly support universal KiwiSaver, which is yet another part of Labour’s economic policy favoured by Kiwis, says Finance spokesperson David Parker.

“Over 59 per cent of Kiwis support universal KiwiSaver, a key Labour policy, with just 16 per cent against it. That’s overwhelming support.

“New Zealanders are taking the economy seriously. They know that as a country we are spending more than we earn and we need to start saving as a nation. Universal KiwiSaver will create a national savings account meaning we don’t need to borrow so much from overseas or sell our land, assets and companies.

“New Zealanders overwhelmingly support several key Labour economic policies. Not only do 60 per cent support universal KiwiSaver, 70 per cent also support our KiwiBuild policy to build 100,000 affordable homes in 10 years, over 60 per cent back Labour’s policy of steadily raising the retirement age to 67, and over 60 per cent agree with Labour that we shouldn’t sell our assets.

“On the economy Labour’s views are Kiwis’ views.”

ENDS

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