Daily review 17/04/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:18 pm, April 17th, 2019 - 19 comments
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19 comments on “Daily review 17/04/2019”

  1. mac1 1

    A sign that can be read four ways, though I don’t know what a ZO is.

    Has Winston made any comment ON taxation today? Did he say NO to toughening up on existing taxation enforcement? Does he favour OZ style taxation as some commentators say?

  2. WeTheBleeple 2

    Why tax asset sales, when asset sales is on the cards.

    Today’s NZ politics was a jolly good screw you, times two, from neo-liberal sycophants.

    More for the privateers. Less for the commons.


    Economics 101. Assets make money. Do not sell the things that make money.

  3. Ad 3

    Big ups to the Prime Minister’s comms team for putting the Capital Gains dump out two hours before the City Rail Link decision.

    City Rail Link gets more of the news cycle, smothers the Capital Gains hit.

    That is damn great news cycle management.

    • BM 3.1

      What shit you write.
      Fuck sake man, stop playing with yourself, Peters well and truly let everyone know who’s boss.

      That’s what people are talking about.

      • Ad 3.1.1

        Check out the news cycle.

        Read it and weep.

        • BM

          No one gives a fuck about news cycles.
          Ardern got her arse handed to her on a plate by Peters, that’s the news.

          Not a billion dollar cost blow out, Christ that sort of incompetence is expected from Labour, no one now even bats an eyelid.

          • ScottGN

            News cycle rolls on BM. And Ardern has worked this one brilliantly. She’s figured out the CGT is a drag on Labour and she’s given NZFirst some lifeblood in rejecting it. Even Audrey in the Herald has marvelled at her skill at turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse. The Prime Minister is on top of her game. Deal with it.

            • BM

              Do you two clowns work for Ardern? the arse licking and fawning is just off the charts.

              • ScottGN

                Nope. But I wish I did work for the PM. I’d be a great addition to her team!

              • Ad

                Ardern makes a major policy backdown work better than John Key’s highest achievement.

                Gently wiping the fevered brow of Bridges with the latest polls, she clears the decks for Budget 2019 and spends like it’s going out of style.

                And still halfway through her first term.

                Tough break I know.

              • Gabby

                Why you so mad BMmerbro?

          • Ad

            People in The Terrace care about who handed what to whom.
            That’s it.

            Everyone else is just fine with dumping CGT. Ardern is by a country mile the most popular person in New Zealand, and just got moreso.

            And that contract is 5 years of work, over 1,500 people employed, leading to two separate re-launches of Auckland:

            2021 with Americas Cup, Commercial Bay, Sky City, Newmarket Wesfield, APEC, and CRL stage 1

            Then 2024 with CRL completion.

            That’s not just a day of good newscycle, that’s five years of news cycle.

          • ScottGN

            The cost blow out in the CRL is really not unexpected, just look at Crossrail the new Elizabeth Line in London and the Light Rail in Sydney for examples and it’s worth pointing out that the bloody CRL would have been done and dusted by now if Key, Brownlee and Bridges hadn’t spent their entire time in government stalling the project while they tried to kill it off.

          • Ankerrawshark

            Ok BM. Feel some pity for you.

            Ardern is owning it right now. Look at her popularity in the latest poll

            Only response you have is Winston is running the show. That’s all you’ve got
            Lol, lol ,lol

  4. SPC 5

    I hope Labour is ready for the consequences of this – which will be an increase in vehemence (activism and tone) in opposition to planned changes. Because they will be expecting the climb down once enough pressure is applied.

    • lprent 5.1

      That is always an issue on every topic. However capital gains is particularly fraught because there is a very broad group of people who could potentially get affected in their pocket book and that makes it pretty unique politically.

      There are few other areas that are as politically effective.

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