The Green Party will continue to push for a wealth tax, with its co-leader saying she is “frustrated” at the Government’s lack of action on the housing crisis.
Party co-leader Marama Davidson said on Tuesday growing public housing lists and skyrocketing house prices must be “urgently addressed”.
“Many homeowners are earning more on capital gains than average income earners,” she said on Wednesday.
“Additionally, there are now 22,409 households eligible for public housing still waiting to be homed since the end of November last year.”
Davidson says the Government should be using “more of the tools in the toolbox” to fix the issue – including taxing wealth and capital gains.
She says her party will continue to push for a “fairer tax system” which taxes wealth as well as income to stop “rampant property speculation” contributing to inequality.
But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has categorically ruled out a wealth tax.
…as I advised at the time, the Greens should not have spinelessly accepted the dead rats Labour had to offer right after the election and should have gone into opposition because they had no power and have no power OTHER THAN the threat to go into opposition.
They fucked up the negotiation process because they have crap strategists and have all the offensive capacity of slow growing moss.
In the end the Greens will be seen as simply propping up tepid nothings as policy rather anything transformative.
Which is exactly the place they find themselves in now!
Who cares what the Greens have to say about the obscene explosion in house prices, the Greens are tethered to Labour so their criticisms means jack shit!
The Greens made this bed and are now complaining about lying in it.
If they had been more tactical at the negotiation process, if they looked beyond the empty baubles they were given, they would have a a righteous place to criticise Labour from now.
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