Labour’s anti-CGT petition shows policy in disarray
The fact the Labour Party is collecting
signatures both for and against the proposed capital
gains tax suggests the party is in disarray over the issue,
says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.
Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan
Williams says, “When we were first told Labour’s
activists were collecting signatures for both sides, we
thought it was a joke. While the Government wing of Labour
pays Sir Michael Cullen to promote a capital gains tax in
the media, the Party wing is harvesting emails on both sides
of the issue.”
“If Labour doesn’t know what
its own supporters think of the capital gains tax, how can
they assume support from taxpayers in general for Dr
Cullen’s extreme and bureaucratic proposal?”
“Unlike Labour, we know where we stand. Dr Cullen’s
proposals fail the tests of fairness and should be
axed. Labour voters who agree need only sign up once at www.taxpayers.org.nz/cgt.”
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