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Simon Bridges: “No ifs, no buts, no caveats, I will repeal this CGT”

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

“…No ifs, no buts, no caveats, I will repeal this CGT as Prime Minister of New Zealand ” – a statement so categorical that it made John Key’s 2008 commitment never to raise GST, look timid;
“National is not going to be raising GST.National wants to cut taxes not raise taxes.”
Except, he did. 
In October 2010, Key’s National government increased GST from 12.5% to 15%.

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Simon Bridges – out of touch with Kiwi Battlers

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

As property investors/speculators; assorted financiers; and their  political-wing, the National Party,  ramp up their opposition to a capital gains tax to a stridency approaching hysteria, current party leader, Simon Bridges, has used the mainstream media to push his highly propagandised (and highly emotive and misleading) messages;

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What I want for Christmas…

By   /  December 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Now is the time of the year when we send in  requests to that mysterious red-garbed being at the north pole for ‘goodies’ of one sort or another. This is my belated wish-list of gifts. But not gifts for myself. These are gifts for the whole of New Zealand…

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (ono)

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

The jaw-dropping, gob-smacking, forehead-slapping gall of Winston Peters! For him to demand clarity and full disclosure from others – when he himself has made a fetish of not disclosing to voters who he will coalesce with, post-election  – takes the Hypocrisy-of-the-Year Award from National and plants it firmly on his own Italian suited jacket-lapel.

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National Tinkers while Auckland Property Prices Burn

By   /  May 21, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  36 Comments

When it comes to tax cuts for the rich; state asset sales; slashing public services; and corporate welfare – National can move at relativistic velocities that Einstein concluded were beyond the realms of physical laws in our Universe.

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Why should tradies be prosecuted for doing “cashies” and not paying tax?

By   /  May 6, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

It’s a bit “rich” (excuse the pun) for the IRD to be clamping down on an underground “cash” economy when we have – in broad view of the entire nation – a massive tax loop-hole costing society billions in lost tax-revenue.

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National spins BS to undermine Labour’s Capital Gains Tax

By   /  May 26, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The Nats have been at it again; spinning their misleading bullshit to discredit Labour policy. This time, Revenue Minister Todd McClay, has been busy issuing media statements that there is no need for Labour’s proposed Capital Gains Tax because, well, evidently, we already have one.

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