Libertarianz Party leader Richard McGrath applauded the suggestion by Salvation Army spokesman Campbell Roberts that taxes for lower incomes be abolished.
“Our policy at the last election was to make the first $50,000 of income tax-free, thus easing the burden on both lower and middle income families.”
However he disputes the suggestion from Major Roberts that taxes on the highest earning New Zealanders be increased. “Tax relief for low and middle income earners should be funded by reining in the out of control spending practiced by Labour- and National-led governments. It is pointless taxing high earners more when failed companies are still being bailed out via corporate welfare instead of being liquidated.”
McGrath pointed to a perceived inconsistency in the Salvation Army’s position on minimum wage laws.
“Their comments on raising pay rates at the bottom end by government decree are somewhat strange, coming from an outfit that uses unpaid volunteer labour, and enjoy charitable organisation status.”
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