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Budget 2017 – general discussion post

Written By: - Date published: 6:04 am, May 25th, 2017 - 20 comments
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Parliament/Government pages

National’s Pre-budget election year bribes announcements


Budget release page (2pm Weds)


Greens’ All Mothers Policy

Media coverage


Māori TV

Otago Daily Times



NZUSA’s Student Budget Wishlist

NZ Doctor coverage

Forest and Bird’s pre-budget analysis of DOC underfunding

Greater Auckland (formerly TransportBlog) pre-budget post


Last year a bunch of people wrote some extra lines for the Budget. Write your own line for the budget below!

Inequality in New Zealand has increased dramatically in recent years, and we need to urgently address it, particularly in the ares of social housing, public health care and education, and in order to do so we are asking in this budget for those New Zealanders with incomes over $100,000 to pay a special surcharge of 6c in the dollar, while at the same time the government will take extra steps to eliminate tax evasion in all forms, whether by individuals, New Zealand or overseas corporates or trust funds set up for that purpose.

Jim Anderton

20 comments on “Budget 2017 – general discussion post ”

  1. Nick 1

    “The budget is whatever I want it to be” – Joyce

  2. mosa 2

    ” The natural party of government “and its” election bribes” for a fourth term.

  3. adam 3

    So is this officially the first Dildo Baggins budget.

  4. David Mac 4

    A budget for everyone….. by Tony Soprano.

  5. tc 5

    Pork barrel

  6. rob 6

    just watching the sleeping pill of a budget and i find it funny that when national all clap to his comments ol judith is like the most not amused person in the room.
    looks like the odd one out!

    • timeforacupoftea 6.1

      Judith for the next National Prime Minister, some years away Though.

  7. roy cartland 7

    Interesting to see Watkins describing it thus:
    “election bribe eight years in the making ”


    • rob 7.1

      i find nothing interesting or surprising from watkins just from what ive seen or read in the past of her articles. imo

    • ianmac 7.2

      It has seemed to me that so many areas have been starved of funds for years. This is the English Joyce plan. They knew that the 4th term would be hard to win so by stealing/holding back for 6-7 years, then this set of bribes can be bestowed on all of we grateful citizens.

      A Nest Egg set up for Election Bribes.

      • mac1 7.2.1

        It struck me tonight that with the ninth year of no contribution to the Super Fund, the taxation paid by super annuitants and others is going to subsidise employers with a wage subsidy and to subsidise landlords with a rent subsidy, and not to the things that governments should be financing like health, education, and welfare. Instead, we subsidise employers who won’t pay a living wage, and we subsidise landlords who demand rents in excess of what the lowly paid can afford.

        Even then, 40,000 go homeless………..

  8. ankerawshark 8

    This govt and their budget is like the partner you have been with for 9 years who hasn’t contributed and said things like “there is no mess, I don’t know what you mean the house needs cleaning or why do you need money for kids shoes as s/ he leaves for an expensive night out on the town

    …..and then when you finally start to say, I think its time to break up, they tidy up and buy you a bunch of flowers and say “see all your complaints are unfounded. I am a really good person” …………………………..yeah right

  9. Johan 9

    Steven Joyce’s first and last budget.

  10. rob 10

    my god someones put something in bills water!!! he is a ranting luney!

  11. Barfly 11

    And the biggest winners are…….(drumroll)

    Is it? ” It includes a tax cut of about $11 a week for workers on more than $22,000″

    Is it? “It includes a tax cut $20 for those on more than $52,000 a year.”

    NO it’s “Those on more than $127,000 will get about $35 a week.”

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