We’re told that these are tough times and we all have to share in the pain. Yeah, right. National dug this hole with $2 billion in ‘fiscally neutral’ tax cuts, billions in subsidies to polluters, and white elephant motorways that aren’t worth what they cost. And who’s being made to bear the cost? The rich are doing well, while the poor and middle class go backwards.
Here’s the Greens’ infographic on how net incomes have changed under National (this is pre-Budget, so worse now):
And David Cunliffe at his eloquent best: