Answers needed on GST, Ctd

Labour seems wrong-footed on their silly GST plans.

Let’s use an example of something that contains fresh vegetables and would have GST removed from it. A Big Mac.

McDonalds would buy their fresh produce from the markets and not pay GST on them…but put them inside a Big Mac bun and now they charge GST on them. Will the Big Mac be cheaper as a result of a reduced tax take from GST at the supply side or will McDonalds simply increase their margins now thanks to Labour’s cool GST policy of providing bigger margins to global fast food conglomerates.

Which makes Phil Goff’s comments regarding restaurants and cafes very strange indeed.

Who benefits? From where I am looking at it from it looks like global fast food conglomerates and not consumers.


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