It’s not fair

Memo to Mr Goff:

You keep saying it’s not fair that higher earners will get more from tax cuts.

You’ve got that wrong.

Tax cuts don’t give anyone anything, they let people keep a wee bit more of the money they earn.

Spot the difference: it’s our money, not yours.

What’s not fair is what Bill English calls your twin pillars of more debt and higher taxes.

What’s not fair is spending more and taking more.

More debt is unfair to future generations, higher taxes are unfair on us now.

5 Responses to It’s not fair

  1. leftrightout says:

    More debt is unfair to future generations…

    Not necessarilly so. Future generations benefit from the infrastructure debt can provide. Look back at some ot the world’s better cities to live in and see how today’s generations benefit from the foresight and expenditure of their predecessors.

    Every time I visit Melbourne, I am astounded at the foresight of the city planners that laid out such wide boulevards long before the era of mass car ownership, and at the radiating spokes of the rail and tram networks. taht they are now in disrepair says a lot about the attitude of today’s “higher taxes are unfair on us now.” brigade.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    I phrased that badly. Debt for infrastructure or other things with inter-generational benefits is usually sensible.

    It’s debt for something which only benefits a few now but has to be repaid by many in the future which is wrong.

    It’s like the difference between taking a mortgage for a house and using an overdraft to pay for a holiday.

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  3. JC says:

    “Every time I visit Melbourne, I am astounded at the foresight of the city planners that laid out such wide boulevards long before the era of mass car ownership,”

    Eketahuna had similar foresight 🙂

    JC

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  4. pdm says:

    Where government debt is at its worst HP is when we borrow to pay benefits such as Wroking For Families.

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  5. Gravedodger says:

    Hi pdm did you mean wroking or BROKING

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