We’ve seen many of the commentators suggest that National is coming up short on policy proposals after the Budget last week. What I’ll be looking for is whether Mr Key takes his attack to the PM and Michael Cullen in the House tomorrow. The hints continue to be that tax cuts will be larger and skewed towards those on high incomes:
As Vernon Small notes:
“National leader John Key is hinting his party will bring in tax cuts sooner than Labour’s second round in 2010 – and that they will be bigger. He also signalled National is looking at singling out higher earners”
Let’s hope that Mr Key puts his “slippery as a snake in wet grass” tag to one side, and that he shows some of the leadership we expect from a would-be PM.
I’m tempted to predict that National will also use its other oral questions this week to present where they would place their spending priorities, therefore giving us an indication of where the money required to fund additional tax cuts will be sourced. After all, we know cancelling an embassy in Sweden is not going to deliver the level of tax cuts that Mr Key is promising!