He shouldn’t really be talking about taxes at all

Matt McCarten blurts out another anti-capitalist rant in today’s Herald on Sunday. But he finishes up with some breathtaking hypocrisy:

Twice as many children grow up in poor families now than in the 1970s and 80s, so the disparity will get even worse.

The solution to the poverty gap is for the state to raise enough taxes to fund schools, hospitals and housing. Then have economic policies and industrial laws that aim to create high-waged jobs.

Instead, our economic model requires the opposite. It seems it’s now a crime for a worker to have well-paid full-time job. Just look at the waterfront.

The solution for the problem of not enough taxes is for people like Matt McCarten to actually pay their taxes rather than steal employees PAYE. If people like Matt McCarten actually paid their taxes that were due I think we would find we would be a whole lot better off.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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