Apparently the Nats can’t even run a lolly scramble – Govt’s income package leaves 20,000 families with one child worse off: Labour
A nasty fish-hook in the Government’s Family Income package may leave up to 20,000 families with one child, worse off than couples with no children, Labour says.
Leader Andrew Little is calling it the “single child tax”, and says it’s the consequence of a more aggressive abatement rate that the Government also introduced to ensure the package was targeted to those who needed it most.
But it had failed to look after a large chunk of low to middle-income families, he said.
While those families would still see a net positive gain to their weekly pay packet, ones with a single child would get a smaller piece of the pie.
Duncan Garner isn’t impressed with the budget either – National’s trying to buy this election – and they’re paying with your money