Labour have very consciously avoided photographing the back end of Caropotamus the Tax bus. Here is why, that little logo tells us that you are paying for their campaign.
Labour uses taxpayers money for campaign, makes Heatley wine bottle fiasco look small change.
OK definitely the last photo of the backend of a bus.
Its a fucken disgrace, the Last Labour party with any brains had Sir Rodge in it and that was a long time ago.
What a cheek! The tax bus tour just shows us how good Labour is at rorting the system. One thing is for sure – they certainly know how to use the system to their advantage.
I cant quite see the reference to taxpayer funding on the bus due to outdated technology on my part (and failing eyesight and cheap eyeglasses. ) What does everyone else think of the GST issue?
Is it right or wrong to raise GST …. and why (for either argument)
I would really be interested to hear others opinions
GST issue doesn’t bother me. I’m actually for them putting it up as all it means is that me and the milf will have to be a little more circumspect when we spend our money. It’s actually going to be a tool we can use to help save money instead of waste it on more crap.
As far as I can see, retailers are just going to have to sharpen their pens on pricing. If they can come to a median where pricing stays relatively static then they are going to be able to sell their product.
If they don’t then people will simply have to start searching around for the best deals on product they are wanting to buy.
Garry – what interests me is Labour’s hypocrisy going around the country saying “Axe the Tax” when
1) Labour introduced GST (at 10%) and increased it (to 12.5%), and
2) Labour has no intention of rolling back any increase to GST, and
3) Labour has no intention of axing GST in any way, shape or form.
The fact that you (assuming you’re a taxpayer) and I are paying for it makes it even worse.
You wanted opinions; you just got one!
Gidday inventory2 .. thanks so much for that. Yes i remember the Labour Govt introducing GST and very very clearly the ad campaign that accompanied it.
I think you are right … my emerging opinion is that we are all being embarassed into not wishing to admit the emporers new clothes are a fraud … for both national and labour. thats only my opinion mind!
None of the parties seem to have any policy with GST except the status quo or increase and in fact resounding silence from many which frankly disturbs me even more.
The old maxim stands .. since time began … someone has to pay … if you tax an individual or an entity .. they will pass it on somewhere – to someone or something else? And perhaps (only perhaps) they may double or triple dip and add tax to tax to tax and so on …. Nett result may not be true and fair expressions of real profit margins and markups?? I may be wrong … (I hope i am)
Perhaps Governments of the last 20 years may have just taken us all for patsies .. and they may be right.
Cheers and thanks
Axe the Tax.
When Labour were in power It would have been,
Tax the Axe.
Gary .. great questions and interest .. I sense that:
a/ you are a genuine new guy who really does want to engage with the smart guys here (not me, I don’t have the in depth knowledge they have) or
b/ you are taking the piss.
Look forward to finding out.
haha – good point doug .. my opinion – the lange / douglas government may not have known precisely what they were doing …. their whole premise seemed to have been … Sell now for short term gain without considering the long term implications. And lets not forget that national didnt repudiate or withdraw any of it and continued it .. while ms ruth richardson bounced on her trampoline on national TV for instance…
Nett result … huge cataclysmic social and cultural shifts (that we are still living with) and no infrastructure that has a measure of citizen friendly controls in place.
Perhaps John Key should be fronting up at Paydayadvance or GE Money for a short term solution till the next election?
Thats an unfair comment i know and very glib.
gidday jabba – yep i am new and i am the genuine article. I do want to hear people and i want them to be candid.
No im not taking the piss .. i was worried that people might think that and appreciate you bringing that to the fore.
I reckon we are all scared little kids deep inside – and we want to say all the things we were never allowed to in church or at home.
Thanks jabba – nope no pisstaking and excuse that language – I am trying to avoid being roped into the maelstrom of negative interaction that can so easily happen.
Thanks for the welcome … the journey begins
jabba – who are the smart guys?. im an average joe … kiwi born in north auckland and committed to this wonderful country.
Im not a smart guy and i cant hope to mix it with the knowledgeable types particularly in the political arena.
What i do believe is … search for the facts – dont give up till you have them. Rhetoric never did anything for anyone
the smart guys are the ones who usually lead us down the broad way to destruction in my uninformed opinion.
New Zealand was built on average blokes – my dad was a truckdriver all his life – he served in the army in WW2 – he ran his own stock cartage business – he never had a conviction or even a parking ticket – he never disrespected my mother or his children – he coached rugby and i always knew he loved me.
I support a New Zealand that puts people first – not special interests – a New Zealand that sees the benefit in distributing wealth through a meritocracy based on work and achievement -not left – not right – and not centre … just damn well does the best for its people short – medium – long term without the ideological nonsense.
Let people live.
enough- that is my personal platform – imperfectly framed.
certainly better looking than pork chops rear end
Donkey .. maaate – i can only agree with you…lol
GST is the only tax that bludgers can’t escape.
Whacking up GST – I’d push it up immediately to 25% – hits everyone equally. School lunches. Food. Even crims and bludgers can’t avoid it!
That’s why Labour hates it so much: their unemployed, unemployable, bureaucrats all have to fucken pay up everytime they buy everything!
Frankly I’d whack up the GST and then introduce a real tax-free threshold – if you earn over say 200K, you pay no tax
Go further and dump income tax for individuals altogether. The American “Fairtax” proposal allegedly makes economic sense and would have revitalised the concept of freedom. Income tax is about control, the money is a nice side benefit. If Marx and Lenin like it I don’t.
To quote Talking Heads..”we’re on the road to nowhere..”