Colin Craig's Incredible Claims Continue
Prisoners could earn $90,000: Colin Craig's Incredible Claims Continue
Hot on the heels of a Conservative Party candidate proposing to double the price of a bottle of wine, Colin Craig has come up with an even more fantastic idea to buttress his uncosted tax policy.
He suggests prisoners
should work to pay for their prison costs. Recent figures
cite the cost of imprisoning a person at $90,997 (Te Ara http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/prisons/page-1)
Such an income would put a prisoner in the top ten per cent of earners. Who knew there was so much untapped productivity in our prisons?
If only Colin Craig had properly costed his tax policy in the first place. He is now making a mockery of his ‘honest politician’ brand by insulting voters with increasingly thoughtless proposals.
You cannot claim to be a fresh and honest politician when your sums do not add up.