I see Maurice Williamson has again confirmed that we will be paying more for driving on some roads under National:
Williamson: “If it is quite a short distance road of a few kilometres, somewhere in the city-type link, you’d only be talking of $1 or $2. If it’s a very long haul road you may be talking of $3.
As nicely pointed out by No Right Turn
Multiply that by two trips a day, five days a week, and National expects you to pay up to $30 a week in tolls – which is more than 85% of us will get from their tax cuts. What they give with one hand, they claw back with the other – just as they did with user-pays for health in the 90’s.
And it’s not so different to what he said last time he got in trouble on Agenda:
Williamson: “I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t pay 3-5 dollars because they’ve be paying it in their 40 minutes of car running.”
Rawdon Christie: Five bucks twice a day,
Last September Mr Williamson warned that a John Key-led government would not invest any new money in Auckland’s rail system. Ratepayers would be left on their own for any future expansion.
He also confirmed that a National government will introduce a range of new financing regimes.
I wonder when we get to find out what those are?