Labour Wants to Chase Away Golden Goose
Labour Wants to Chase Away
25 JUNE 2014
Responding to this afternoon’s
policy announcement that Labour will introduce a new 36% tax
rate for income over $150,000, Jordan Williams, Executive
Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says:
per cent of New Zealanders who earn over $150,000 already
pay 22 per cent of the total. We can’t expect high earners
to stay in New Zealand if we continue to slap more tax on
those most able to relocate."
“We are stunned that just
as New Zealand gets back into surplus Labour wants to
increase the tax burden rather than give New Zealanders tax
"Raising taxes will not raise more revenue, it
will chase away the golden
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David Cunliffe And
The Future Of The
David Cunliffe met with the press today after Saturday’s disappointing election result for The Labour Party.
“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.
He felt that Labour needed to make improvements and take action: “We don’t need months to get feedback from members of the public, we've had a lot over the past 48 hours”. More>>
Update: After a seven hour caucus meeting David Cunliffe has announced Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as new party whips and said the Labour council will hold an independent review into the election result. He did not comment on any leadership vote.