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Put State Sector Through Woodchipper



Put State Sector Through Woodchipper

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath said the National Government needs to grasp the nettle and slash state spending so that taxes can be reduced across the board.

“The agonising by Bill English over which taxes to cut, and which to increase, demonstrates a clear lack of direction,” he said. “This government clearly has no intention of reining in the profligate spending habits of its predecessor. And if it doesn’t stop spending, it has to keep taxing.”

“My party can name dozens of departments, ministries and boards which could be axed tomorrow - and no-one would miss them.”

“Examples abound: the busybody commissions that interfere in the lives of children, families and commerce. Jim Anderton’s Ministry of Economic Sabotage. David Lange’s Ministry of Man-hating Feminazis. The increasingly irrelevant Race Relations Commissariat. The hysterics who want to ban smoking and drinking. Welfare for Working Families”

“The sad truth is that Bill English – the double dipper from Dipton – is too scared to disestablish all these jobs-for-life non-productive government empires that Helen Clark built up as a voting base while she was in power. One has to ask why not, when the party he represents still pretends to be a champion of private enterprise and individual responsibility.”

“The Libertarianz Party believes hard-working New Zealanders in the private sector deserve massive tax breaks right now. This can be achieved by an equivalent reduction in the size and scope of government.”

“This country could afford to have a $50,000 income threshold before taxation, and abolish GST – which my party advocates - if politicians could just learn to keep their hands in their pockets and stop spending other people’s money.”


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