No To New Tax
The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming the
Fairfax Media/Ipsos Poll published yesterday which suggested
that well over two-thirds of New Zealanders support the
Union's position that taxes should not be raised for new
The poll found that of the 1018
people asked, 69.4% opposed raising taxes to pay for new
"Politicians will need to sit up and take
notice" says Taxpayers' Union Spokeswoman, Gabrielle
O'Brien. "Politicians that go into the election with big
spending promises will need to find savings elsewhere or
will be punished at the ballot box."
joining the Taxpayers' Union are telling us that households
are already taxed too much. Politicians should be trimming
public waste before increasing the tax burden," says Ms
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