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Tax Cuts OR Big Government - Not Both

Tax Cuts OR Big Government - Not Both

Hon Sir Roger Douglas, ACT New Zealand

Wednesday, March 25 2009

National's goal of a top personal, company and trustee tax rate of 30 cents in the dollar is laudable - but it must remember that there is no such thing as a free lunch, ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Sir Roger Douglas said today.

"It is pointless setting goals around tax revenue without first looking at the other side of the Government's accounts - the expenditure side," Sir Roger said.

"If we cut taxes without reducing the overall levels of Government spending, then the difference will need to be made up by future generations of tax payers.

"Get real New Zealand - you can't have tax cuts AND big Government," Sir Roger said.

ENDS

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