Cars will not run on petrol and diesel in the very near future, but they will still need roads .
It is harsh reality, it may not be want you want to hear, but it is reality.
So you don't care about the hundreds of NZers who would lose their jobs directly and the dozens of local businesses that would lose a valuable customer?
I do work for 3 agriculture related businesses, they are all NZ owned and have their Head Offices here but derive over 85% of their revenue from export sales. They all have some local manufacturing/production and some Asian based manufacturing/production. ...
Call BS all you like, that is what would happen. Those policies will not help those that need it most, it will make it worse for them. The big question - where would they go? Australia, Asia, Europe, take your pick. They would not leave their businesses ...
Phil, you are assuming that all existing businesses and rich pricks would stay and remain in operation - they would not, they would depart in droves. Unemployment would soar, the governments tax take would fall off a cliff, misery assured, particularly for...
See Ads post further down. 27. If the TPM policies were put in place, there would be massive flight of capital and business from NZ. The economy would shrink dramatically, unemployment would surge, the governments tax take would head south in a major way. ...
Anyone who did more than year 9 economics will resent this.
Yes, great policy if you want to make supermarkets richer and provide greater savings to wealthy families. Otherwise, a stupid policy, just ask Grant and David.
And that is why Labour will be lucky to get 25% at this election, with or without Hipkins.
Labour will be decimated if Hipkins is rolled.
I admire your optimism
I can see Labour getting 20% if Chippy is rolled.
When asked about the TPM tax announcements today, Chippy confirmed there will be no wealth tax is any Government he leads.
Last one out please turn the lights off
Here you go, cannot see details on the mechanisms of the wealth tax https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/07/27/te-pati-maori-time-for-wealthy-to-pull-their-weight-on-tax/
Yes, but Chippy says no........., Grant and David say yes, but Chippy says no.
Yes, NACT will be singing that loud and clear every day leading up to the election.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/132611615/david-parker-untenable-to-remain-revenue-minister-after-wealth-tax-rejection In some ways, this is more important than the departure of Kiri Allan
And who decides the price Arkie?
But Labour and TPM are diametrically opposed on a number of key issues, good luck running that.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/maori-party-launches-at-matariki-says-prime-minister-and-labour-wont-call-the-shots-come-election-night/E3XDU3G2A5BVROOCFLRVEOW5IE/ and the negotiations begin
Hipkins today basically told his potential coalition partners that their policies are not worth the paper they are written on. That is the difference between today and yesterday.
Based on the the percentage of people saying the country is going in the wrong direction versus the percentage of people saying the country is going in the right direction, the drift is more likely to be to National.
The hard left in Labour will go to the Greens or TPM. The right of Labour and uncommitted middle ground voters will vote National, because they know that a vote for Labour is potentially a vote for the coalition of chaos - and given the hugely disparate ...
The confused will not vote, this could be one of our lowest turnouts yet.
He would not be able to show his face in public, he knows that.
Having made such a clear statement about not working with Labour and repeating it regularly, he knows he would be vilified if he did flip flop.