John Turton who runs the Lower Hutt Food Bank has criticised John Key’s suggestion that people who don’t save or spend their tax cuts could give them to charity.
His clients do not qualify for the tax cuts. Most of them get Working for Families payments, disqualifying them from receiving the cuts.
These people are probably getting nearly as much if not more than they pay in tax already so does he think they should have two bites at the public cherry?
Or is he just confused about the difference between tax cuts which allow people to keep a little more of the money they earn and welfare?