Now is NOT the time for tax cuts to the rich.
With our Families Package, Labour are offering New Zealander’s a very different vision of the future than National are.
National are offering the richest New Zealander’s $400 million in tax cuts and everyone else a mere $20 each week in tax cuts.
That’s two Big Mac Combos a week, how will 2 Big Mac Combo’s a week help Kiwi’s on the really big issues that matter?
National’s tax cuts do nothing to address the failing mental health service, nothing to address the failing public health system, nothing to address the housing crisis or address the chronic underfunding in education; Labour’s Families Package on the other hand provides some real solutions and answers to the major issues in our communities
Increase Working For Families payments and thresholds.
Extend Working For Families to 30 000 other families.
Start a $60 per week Best Start payment for babies.
Introduce a $700 per year winter energy payment for pensioners and beneficiaries.
Re-instate the Independent Earners Tax Credit.
Increase Accommodation Supplement.
That will do more to address the inequality and poverty issues that are gnawing away at our society than merely handing over half a billion to the rich and two Big Mac Combos each week to everyone else.
On top of our Families Package, Labour will put more money into health and education so that everyone benefits from a better funded public service, not just those rich enough to afford private education and health.
Labour is showing leadership, real leadership here where as all National are trying to do is bribe Kiwi’s with a cheap tax cut.
So often we complain in New Zealand that there is no alternative to what National are proposing, well Labour are proposing an alternative and that alternative is fairer, more just and helps everyone gets ahead rather than just the rich.
This Families Package will make the lives of low and middle income Kiwi’s far easier to live, and that is what a Government is supposed to do. Attempting to bribe everyone with a $20 tax cut while ignoring housing affordability and chronic underfunding in public services is what a Government who have given up offers.
You get to decide what type of country you want NZ to be in September at the polls.