The author, Buzzflash.com is calling it "what not to say to a taxpayer" – well¬†here at Whaleoil, we are calling it "exactly what to say to overtaxed New Zealand taxpayers":¬†
[quote]"well, folks, if you earn $40,000 a year and have a family of two, you don't pay any taxes. So you probably if you don't pay any taxes, you are not going to get a big tax cut. Now, if you earn $1 million a year, you are going to pay about $400,000 of taxes. Maybe you'll get a $40,000 tax cut …"[/quote]
And that is precisely the case here where effectively people with families are receiving more in state benefits (Working for Other Peoples Families) than they pay in tax.¬†
Further it begs the question how much tax is too much to take from one person?