The Greens have become full socialists
18 August 2014
ACT Leader Dr Jamie
The Greens have become full
"The Greens Party launch sounded
like the launch of a socialist party. The environment is
now very much a second thought" said Dr Jamie Whyte.
Steven Joyce's response from National would have had more
credibility except National's record on tax is not good.
New Zealand now has one of the highest Company Tax rates
among small open economies. Indeed, our corporate tax rate
is higher that average in the EU. High company tax is
discouraging investment and holding down growth, wages. If
National had a plan to reduce job destroying taxes, they
could have responded to the Greens socialist manifesto with
a call to free enterprise and prosperity"
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
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