I never really understood how National planned to make wages grow because every time our man John Key is asked about our wage-gap with Australia he starts talking about cutting taxes. Here’s a recent example from Morning Report:
Key: Firstly we will raise wages. I mean, after-tax wages will be rising under a National government.
Geoff: How will you do that?
Key: We’ll cut taxes for a start-off…
Geoff: So that’s not raising wages that’s cutting taxes, that’s different.
And like Geoff, I thought wage rises and tax cuts were different too. Then I came across this on youtube:
And I realised! John Key is an underpants gnome:
Stage one: Cut taxes
Stage two: ?
Stages three: Higher wages!
And to think I didn’t believe John had any wage policies. Sorry John.