The best solution to the fuel price crisis is the immediate repeal of national and regional fuel tax hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.
Taxpayers’ Union Economicts Joe Ascroft says “When the Government was legislating for fuel tax hikes, we argued that these taxes punish hard-working families – especially those that live in the city-fringe and are forced to commute for work. The Government should back the call from the Opposition and provide much-needed relief to family motorists who are struggling.”
“Now that National has called for fuel
tax repeal, it must meet that commitment if it goes back
into Government in 2020, 2023, or later. It’s easy to
argue for tax cuts in opposition, but walking-the-talk in
Government is much harder. The Taxpayers’ Union
will be watching