Less dis­pos­able in­come shared

The New Zealand Herald - - EDITORIAL & LETTERS -

Bill English in the Hutt has summed up his sup­port­ers want­ing “what’s best for them and what will put more money in their pock­ets”. Com­mon sense I sup­pose, but some vot­ers will hope­fully vote for what’s best for the wider com­mu­nity.

As for more money in their pock­ets, in the nine years since they ap­par­ently gave NZ a small tax bribe, GST went up, full­time per­ma­nent job se­cu­rity was leg­is­lated down, rents rose so more of Na­tional’s Ac­com­mo­da­tion Sup­ple­ment needed to go to land­lords.

Much less dis­pos­able in­come has been shared where it grows in healthy, safe com­mu­ni­ties. Time to think care­fully, not self­ishly. Ja­son Con­way, Te Atatu North.

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