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Backbench National MP proposes radical new tax to address deficit *

Written By: - Date published: 6:23 pm, October 14th, 2020 - 29 comments
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National MP David Bennett has come up with a radical new proposal to address Government debt.  He wants a lover tax to be imposed.

And I thought that National was the party of no new taxes.

I wonder if he has canvassed the proposal with his caucus colleagues because if half of the rumours are true there could be more than slight interest in the proposal.

And I am sure the international jurisdiction issues will not be easy to resolve.

On a serious note is no one checking their advertisements?  Usually you would expect these ads to be checked by head office to see how the party vote spend limitation was affected.  Do these guys really think they are up to running the country?

29 comments on “Backbench National MP proposes radical new tax to address deficit * ”

  1. Anker 1
    • Hi Mickey is there a link?
    • maybe Judith will want an obesity tax….
    • honestly don’t recall such a shambles of a campaign…..just like Nationals add from 2017, the team who are hobbling along…..(supposedly lab, greens, NZ first
  2. Anker 2
    • Ha ha ha thanks incognito! Stronger more competent team of course. Figures wrong, spelling own name wrong and now problems with proof reading…..or maybe
    • it’s not a mistake………lovers tax…hmm. Is that a tax on extra marital affairs? Valentines Day???????? Gifts of love and romance
  3. Peter 3

    This is the David Bennett who is on Audrey Young's guess list of a Collins caucus.

    Remember the dork? "Coronavirus: National MP criticised for encouraging panic buying"


    I've seen him performing in Parliament a number of times and wondered how he got there. He looked thick with poor comprehension of what he was saying or doing, having to reword questions and the like.

  4. Stuart Munro 4

    This is a smart strategy from Bennett – he's going to stop the leakage to ACT by going after their core support demographic – the Incel voters.

    • Draco T Bastard 4.1

      I thought it was just National following on with Jude's longtime Xianity thing. I'm sure that many hard-core Xians would support such a tax.

  5. georgecom 5

    16 billion dollars fiscal hole in the NACT budget solved with Bennetts lovers tax. This guy got promoted by Collins, part of her Strong Team.

    On the subject of NACT. Should it be ACTN? After all, ACT might be the bigger party on Sunday

  6. Anne 6

    Think of all the delicious scandals that will come to light. Who's in bed with who etc. etc. 😉

    • Adrian 6.1

      C'mon be fair, it could cure unemployment with vast opportunities for IRD wardrobe-hiders in bedrooms.

  7. NZJester 7

    "It's a trap!"

    It is a tax on those who can show true love to others.

    Most National voters only truly love themselves and money.

    They have worked out the one tax that will never effect a hard right-winger and only apply to those on the left, while punishing any right-winger who falters and gets some feelings.

  8. Sacha 8

    Click through for the replies..

  9. Anker 9
    • Ha ha ha"…….yes the lovers tax. So many possibilities!
  10. Brendan 10

    Nat voter here.

    Thanks for the laugh!. Have a great night. David will have to live with that for years to come.

  11. gnomic 11

    I bear sad tidings. As things stand presently Bennett is at 12 in the National caucus. Spokescreature for agriculture. And this in a purportedly strong team. Yeah right. Gone by lunchtime man as regards freshwater regulations.


    I seem to recall he is the owner of two farms and a feedlot. He finds the idea of socialism utterly abhorrent. Check out a notorious rant denouncing socialism in the Aotearoa/Zealand parliament during the currently expiring term. Growth to infinity and beyond all he knows.

    "Collins has kept some loyalists close too.

    David Bennett, a close friend to Collins, once brazenly told a constituent he was working on rolling Bridges. He's in the top 12 and takes up the agriculture portfolio."


    It looks like Judith and David have much in common since the leader opines that the NZ Greens are Marxists.


    I once heard David mansplaining that unless there was massive growth until the end of time we the people of NZ would not be able to have our iPhones and IPads. I think it was at that moment I filed him under unbelievably dumb.

    Perhaps we could send him to dig the four lanes under the Kaimais and say don't come back until it's done? One job Dave.

  12. mikesh 12

    I see it all now. This fellow, Bennet, must be a follower of Jesus, who preached love and disparaged the filthy lucre.

  13. Chris 13

    This is part of collins' plan to start appealing to the Christian right.

  14. Peter 14

    After a few hours it all makes sense. What Bennett was really on about?

    He couldn't use the vernacular and I can't say it as it really is for fear of offending the sensitivities. Suffice to say:

    "Lover taxes = "National are well and truly f……d."

  15. Graeme 15

    Had they paid the printer for the pervious lot of flyers?

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