National are clearly starting to worry that the New Zealand public aren’t going to fall for their tax cuts for the rich swindle with Key trying convince Kiwis that they shouldn’t be jealous of rich people getting massive windfalls because we need those rich people:
We can be envious about these things but without those people in our economy all the rest of us will either have less people paying tax or fundamentally less services that they provide
That’s right, we should feel privileged to be able to give Paul Reynolds a tax cut of thousands of dollars a week. Otherwise he might decide he’s better off sacking workers and destroying vital infrastructure somewhere else.
Even more disingenuously he tries to claim that the rich who will get a windfall include nurses and principals. Unfortunately for him the Dom has a little table that shows they’ll get somewhere between 50c and $20 a week while someone on a half a million (not too far from Key’s government salary) will get over $300.
If it wasn’t so insulting it would be funny.