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Dunne: UF the consistent tax cutters

Media statement
For immediate release
Monday, 5 November 2007

Dunne: UF the consistent tax cutters

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is pleased, but not surprised, that the
Labour-led government has now committed itself publicly to personal tax
cuts in next year’s Budget.

“It has long been a fact that whenever you put UnitedFuture close to
government, tax cuts follow,” he said.

“The $3.4 billion worth of business tax reforms announced in last year’s
Budget – strongly pushed by UnitedFuture in its confidence and supply
agreement with Labour – clearly signalled there would be consequent
personal tax cuts.

“It’s time for New Zealanders to reap the rewards of a booming economy, and
while some have already from Working for Families tax credits, cheaper
doctors’ visits and lower prescription costs, there’s no substitute for
personal tax cuts allowing Kiwis to decide for themselves how they will
spend their own money.

“We now know – indeed it’s been obvious for some time – that the surpluses
the Government has been gathering are structural and not one-off accidents,
so it really is time to let New Zealanders enjoy the fruits of their
labours,” said Mr Dunne.


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