Labour Election Bribes

This flyer was being circulated at the Upper Hutt markets at the weekend.

Labour had these pamphlets face down, so the punters could only see the $100 notes.

They’re campaigning heavily on their election bribes – so much so, here they are again bragging about giving taxpayer money away.

But when you read the small print you can see they’re targetting a family of 5, with 3 kids, where both adults are on the minimum wage.

They’re clearly desperate to lock down their core voters, with a set of flimsy promises that the country can’t afford.

Next time you hear them say Labour’s policies will give them more money, Kiwis should be very suspicious.

What’s missing from this pamphlet?

Doubling the cost of the ETS (that means petrol & power will go up). Regional fuel taxes.  Increasing rents as a result of capital gains tax. The 4,000 to 6,000 job losses that are forecast from raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour (the family of 5 might lose one of the earners). The complexity of fruit and vege exemptions from GST – will canned and frozen be exempt too? – and how will Labour account for seasonal price variations?

This is classic Labour.  If they know how to do one thing well, it is spend other people’s money on election bribery.

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