ARE THE GREENS STILL AN ENVIRONMENTAL PARTY?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Analysis of the spending promises by the Green Party this election year, shows that only 9% of the Party’s committed spending relates to environmental priorities. According to the Taxpayers’ Union ‘Bribe-O-Meter' of the $4.9 billion in new spending the party is promising, only $443 million relates to the environment.
Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams,
“Unlike the Green Party I joined in 2004, the existing policy platform appears to be more about transferring wealth than protecting the environment. In comparison to the $443 million pledged for environmental causes, the Green’s welfare policies have been assessed by our independent expert to cost $1.82 billion. $1.82 billion is equivalent to $1,073.24 per New Zealand household.”
“Based on the 'Bribe-O-Meter' numbers, the current Green Party is arguably only 9% ‘green’.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is an independent 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.