When I wondered what the rabbit was the last thing I thought it would be was the rip shit and bust budget we saw today.
Let’s be clear on one thing. Borrowing a billion dollars while simultaneously cutting services to pay for tax cuts is not moderate or responsible or centrist. Even if the cuts are for middle and low income earners too. This really is some far right government-you-can-drown-in a-bath-tub stuff.
It also shows the government was clearly lying when they talked about the tax change being revenue neutral and it shows they were lying about the need to align corporate and top tax brackets.
The tax take hasn’t been this low in my life-time. In fact it probably hasn’t been this low since my granddad was a boy and that will mean that one way or another it will be our children and our children’s children that pay for this bribe.
Meanwhile Phil Goff and his funny wee team has been caught flat-footed and defaulted to bleating on about how the tax cuts aren’t enough. FFS – what’s his next move going to be? Criticising national for not introducing the death penalty?
Even ACT have managed only the most token of complaints. Must try harder? That lame angle should tell you something.
And what it should tell you is National have slipped one of the most right-wing budgets New Zealand has ever seen right under the radar.