Face of the day

ooops I did it again

ooops I did it again

 

Ooops today’s face of the day did it again. Yes it is true, I received another personal e-mail from Mr Little and he has a lot to tell me about that nasty Mr Key.

Juana,

The revelation in the Panama Papers that New Zealand is being used as a tax haven is hugely damaging to our international credibility.

Yes it would be if it was true Andy, ( can I call you Andy? )

We’re not the sort of country that wants to be known as a haven for the global mega-rich to hide their wealth and avoid paying their fair share. We’re better than that.

Hmmm I have to say Andy that if I was mega rich, or even just really wealthy and owned a number of houses like Sue Moroney I would pay really good accountants to ensure that I legally paid as little as I possibly could. After all it is smart thinking like that which makes people mega -rich in the first place.

But John Key doesn’t see a problem with New Zealand being a tax haven. He doesn’t believe there’s anything morally wrong in the mega-wealthy avoiding tax.

That is because tax evasion is illegal Andy and tax avoidance isn’t. You see John Key isn’t a moral or spiritual leader. His job is to follow the law not discuss the ethics of working within the law to minimise the tax that you pay.I didn’t realise that you aspire to be a moral leader Andy. Perhaps if Labour became a church you could save a bundle as that is one legal way to avoid tax.

In fact, John Key’s own lawyer and close personal advisor promotes the use of New Zealand as a tax haven.

There you go again Andy calling a spade a shovel. There is a difference you know.

And this week Key set up a review of tax laws that allow people from other countries to avoid their tax obligations. But the review won’t even question whether we want these laws.

Again Andy, AVOID is okay EVASION is not.

We must take urgent action on this now — we need to restore our international reputation with a full and open public inquiry. Anything less is a whitewash, and it’s up to us to make this clear.

Will you join almost 10,000 people who have signed a petition calling for a stronger, independent inquiry to restore our international reputation?

Nope Andy I won’t. This is a beat up and the only people smearing our reputation is you and your church party.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION

John Key is highly sensitive to public pressure — if enough of us sign this petition he’ll be forced to act or else continue to look like he’s only concerned about the wealthiest few rather than the rest of us.

Um Andy you are not poor. You are not even middle class. You may not have invested as wisely as Sue Moroney but your income has been significant for  many years. ” The rest of us,” really?

Click here to take action now.

Thanks,

Andrew Little
Labour Leader


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