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Labour's Tax Relief Encourages Family Break-ups

CHNZ Media Release - 19 August 2005
Labour's Tax Relief Encourages Family Break-ups

This Labour government continues its attack on marriage.

The proposed "family tax relief" package means that a couple with 4 children and each parent earning $35,000 will soon receive $10,200 a year more if they split up and take 2 children each.

Labour seems eager to provide financial incentives promoting family break up. Previously this incentive only applied to low income families and the unemployed, but now they want to apply marriage breakup incentives to middle income families.

Families dependent on State welfare are probably more likely to vote Labour and perhaps this is why Labour has so little regard for the socially and economically more successful family unit headed by a committed married couple. Instead, they seem determined to increase the number of welfare dependent left wing voters. This fits with their stated objective of becoming the natural choice of government for New Zealand.

The Christian Heritage NZ 10 point plans to affirm marriage and build families are a much more responsible way to invest our taxes.(see www.chnz.org.nz). They will help rebuild a culture that supports successful and independent families.

ENDS

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