Yesterday, John Key “attacked Labour’s economic record, which he said amounted to overtaxing voters so it could put money into its pet projects”
So, what are these ‘pet projects’ and which of them National would cancel?
Well, Labour’s major spending projects have been increasing the health budget, spending more on transport (including roads, unfortunately), more money for education, interest-free student loans, more State houses with lower rents, Working for Families, 20Free childcare, higher superannuation payments, Kiwibank, Kiwisaver, Kiwirail, and lower doctors’ fees.
And National would cut which of these? Well, they say they won’t cut any but Key’s words (plus the secret agenda tapes) show that National would get rid of them if they could find an excuse.
Oh and growth under Labour has been far better than it was under National – not only faster than National could manage but faster relative to our trading partners.
It’s the details that matter but Key hopes you don’t know them and that no-one will think to ask.