When in doubt, promise a meaningless tax cut…
National’s tax plan to give the average worker an extra $430 a year
National leader Simon Bridges is pledging to move tax thresholds every three years in line with inflation, which would see someone on the average wage with an extra $430 a year in 2021.
…so what does that work out as weekly? $8.27 per week, that’s not even a Big Mac Combo each week!
But while that is a meaningless nothing to you and me, that represents millions in tax that doesn’t go into mental health, poverty reduction, education, health, housing and environmental protection.
This is a cheap stunt from an Opposition that gleefully underfunds public services with tax cut bribes that are as equally meaningless to the rest of us.
You could have at least made it a whole Big Mac Combo Simon.