The Taxpayers’ Union is encouraging people to celebrate Labour Day by joining them:
The Union’s Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says, “With the events of the last seven days seeing the Opposition distracted, and the Government using the opportunity to rule out tax relief for New Zealand workers, external pressure groups fighting to hold the Government to account are as important as ever.”
“We are using this important day to step-up our efforts fighting for Lower Taxes, Less Waste, and More Transparency.”
“Tax is by far the largest cost imposed on New Zealand workers and their families. Every dollar wasted by politicians and bureaucrats is one less for the hard working taxpayer who earned it.”
The Taxpayers’ Union relies on support by its members and subscribed supporters to fund its work. Becoming a supporter is free, with membership from as little as $5 at http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/join.
The NZTU is often described in the media as right wing it’s not, and working for lower taxes, less waste and more transparency is not politically partisan.
I don’t buy into the line that parties on the right of the political spectrum don’t care about the poor but parties on the left purport to champion them.
The poor have most to gain from lower taxes and less wasteful, more transparent governments.
Wealthy people don’t like higher taxes but they don’t have to worry about every dollar the way poor people do and every dollar taken in tax and wasted by government misspending is a dollar they need more.
The NZTU was launched when National was in power and held it to account. It is continuing to hold this government to account and that brings benefits to us all.
I joined the NZTU when it was launched and continue to support it as the only organisation that seeks to ensure better value for taxpayers’ money.