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Green Party to Choke the Golden Goose

Green Party to Choke the Golden Goose

17 AUGUST 2014

Reacting to the Green Party’s policy announcement to raise the top personal income tax rate to 40% for earnings over $140,000, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says:

"Top top 6% already pay 37% of New Zealand’s income tax. The Greens policy risks choking the economic golden goose, making everyone poorer.”

“Rather than robbing Peter to pay Paul, the best way to alleviate poverty in New Zealand is to encourage growth and get our per capita incomes back into the top half of the OECD. The evidence is clear, low tax economies do better in terms of raising everyone’s lot."

"If the Greens were serious about growing New Zealand’s economy they would stick to taxing resources and carbon, rather than whacking our most productive."

ENDS

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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