No. They. DIDN’T!
After previously ruling tax cuts out…
…the incredibly desperate National Party are now promising huge tax cuts to the middle classes in a naked and venal pork barrel play to self interest…
National response to grim economic forecasts out this week is a huge – albeit temporary – tax cut for middle to upper income earners.
Today the Opposition released its fiscal plan which shows middle and upper income earners being given a chunk of tax relief for 16 months.
Finance spokesman Paul Goldsmith promises lower debt and a return to deficit, but does so by raiding a fund Finance Minister Grant Robertson set aside the yet unknowable needs which Covid-19 will present.
…this is so gross.
This Tax cut u-turn is as confused as National’s ever changing position on the Border…
…National will say and promise anything to win now, the internal polling must suggest they are haemorrhaging votes to promise tax cuts like this.
Jacinda is looking to win an unprecedented majority because the psychology of the electorate changed with the lockdown.
The middle classes that National are trying to woo with this tax cut sat down at 1pm weekdays during that lockdown more nervous and worried than they had ever been and they were wowed by Jacinda’s masterclass performance.
Jacinda made them feel safer and proud that she steered us through this in one piece.
That gratitude has generated a tsunami of political loyalty that look set to give Labour a once in a generation majority.
This election is being based on feelings, not policy and those feelings don’t look good for Judith…
…I’m no political scientist, but could I humbly suggest that if 1 in 5 voters claim to be afraid of you, that’s not a great start.
National understand Judith scares people and have decided to go to the only place they can, naked bribery of the middle classes with tax cuts we can’t afford.
That National would be so prepared to underfund the desperate growth we need with something as mercenary as tax cuts says all you need to know about these people and their naked lust for power.
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