Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, September 13th, 2016 - 65 comments
Categories: national, same old national, spin, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: David Seymour
Fellow participants in the struggle to improve the plight of ordinary people. We can now officially give up the class struggle. Or at least David Seymour thinks so …
He claimed on Morning Report this morning that National is no longer hiding its socialist streak but is bragging about it.
According to Seymour, Stephen Joyce announced that the top earners now pay more of the tax share than they did under Labour and this is a very bad thing. The top 10% now pay 37% of the tax take and under the socialist regime of Helen Clark it was only 35% so things are only getting worse.
And he was deeply upset at transfer payments that are being made to the poor. Rich people as well as poor people should be given payouts according to Seymour’s logic.
He talked about relief for top tax earners. It must be that the leafy streets of Epsom are full of people on the top tax rate sleeping in their cars because of all the tax they are paying.
No doubt Seymour will not rest until the top 10% only pay 10% of total tax.
He does not seem to understand that the reason the wealthy are paying more tax is because they are earning a greater share of total income.
His analysis is appropriate for a party polling at 0.5%.