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New Zealand First is just too expensive

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3 September 2014

ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte

New Zealand First is just too expensive

“The independent Taxpayers Union now estimates that Winston Peters has made more spending promises than Labour and the Greens combined”, said Dr Whyte, ACT’s Leader.

“I believe the Taxpayers Union is under estimating New Zealand First’s promises because every time I have appeared on a platform with Mr Peters I discover that he has never seen a spending proposal he does not like. At his present rate of promising, by Election Day New Zealand First will be spending more than all the other parties combined.

“This would be funny except in office Mr Peters is the all-time biggest spender. It was New Zealand First that smashed the accord on superannuation which means we now have an unsustainable retirement scheme. We just cannot afford Mr Peters”, said Dr Whyte.

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