Christopher Luxon’s class prejudices are showing. After a tax policy release that ignored completely the poorest 1.1 million taxpayers and delivered to the majority of taxpayers no more than $2 a week National has engaged in rhetoric to suggest that it was to help kiwis get through inflation induced pressures. Even though for most it would not do anything meaningful.
Surely this was a miscalculation. Surely Luxon would revert to the John Key manual of how to win over middle voters and talk about help for the underclass? At least shouldn’t he try and create the perception that he cared?
Apparently not. He has been caught on Newstalk ZB (H/t Lying ex tobacco lobbyist) using a turn of phrase which shows a definite class hostility to the poor amongst us.
Luxon: 'If you want to have a go, and you want to make something of yourself — we don't just do bottom feeding and just focus on the bottom. We focus on people who want to be positive and ambitious.'https://t.co/wo5w0ca3cp pic.twitter.com/kRMXC7xyGx
— antihobbes (@antihobbes) March 21, 2022
The text of what he said is:
We are determined we want to realise our maximum potential economically, socially and environmentally, and we want to be a place everyone can flourish. And if you want to have a go and you want to make something of yourself then don’t just do bottom feeding and just focus on the bottom, we focus on people who want to be positive, ambitious and aspirational and confident, right?
Thanks for clearing that up Chris. It is clear now why you prefer tax cuts for the rich and nothing for the poor.