Labour is taking the fight to the government on its unfair tax plan. The “Axe the Tax” bus tour is covering the country.
We are campaigning against is whole tax package, which includes all of:
- GST going up from 12.5% to 15%, even though National said before the election they would NOT;
- The unfairness of the massive cut to the top tax rate, dressed up as “alignment”, which delivers windfall gains to the top few percent.
The government’s GST tax switch is really just cover for the massive shift towards top end tax reduction.
Politics is, at least partly, about who gets what – and guess who stands to benefit most from National’s plans?
Not the vast bulk of Kiwis, who are on middle and lower incomes and who have toughed out the recession.
Labour will release its tax policy before the next election. Labour’s tax plan will be fair to all Kiwis, not one aimed at delivering big cuts only to a few.