Tax Inspector Prostate Inspector
12 SEPTEMBER 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Winston Peters' idea that tax refunds should depend on getting a prostate check is his most bizarre idea ever, and a breach of human rights, says the Taxpayers’ Union.
“Taxpayers’ rights to their own money should not depend on anything medically related. We'd expect this sort of craziness from a lowly ranked NZ First MP no one has heard of, not a former Deputy Prime Minister."
“Requiring what is an invasive medical check is a breach of the Bill of Rights Act. This isn't a condition of an entitlement, it's trying to restrict a right to recover your own money."
"By all means spend taxpayers money on promoting the benefits of a prostate check, but making it a condition for the IRD to enforce is disgraceful."
"Winston is confusing his accountant for his doctor."