Green Party's MP Pay Policy On The Money
9 March 2014
Responding to the announcement today by the Green Party, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers' Union says:
"Finally a political party is recognising the need to tie MPs' pay to the country's performance. While we would prefer MPs' pay to reflect changes in GDP, the policy is a step in the right direction."
"Over time, the Green's policy would reduce MPs' pay relative to the average taxpayer who foots the bill. It would also mean MPs' pay would reduce if household incomes do. It would remove the effective ratchet clause currently in place. We welcome that aspect."
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is a non-partisan activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It’s here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar.