• Be On Your Guard

    So now we know. We heard it from the man himself. Christopher Luxon told us that he is “incredibly confident” that National’s calculations about their tax proposals are accurate – and “incredible” is exactly what they are.

    There is another small indication that the proposition is shonky. Did you notice that the benefit to taxpayers was constantly expressed in terms of a fortnightly sum, rather than the more usual weekly amount? The effort was made, in other words, to present a figure to the unwary that was twice as large as the real one – and that’s assuming that either could be believed.

    Slippery, eh?

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