Labour to hit poor hardest, but won’t care as they know they will stupidly vote Labour no matter what

Labour’s fuel tax increases will hit the poor hardest.

But Labour won’t care because they know those voters will stupidly and blindly vote Labour anyway.

Radio NZ reports:

The proposed double-tax hike on petrol is likely to disproportionately hit South Auckland families and courier drivers.

A regional fuel tax in Auckland of 12 cents per litre will come into effect in July. The government is now looking at increasing excise tax of between 10 and 14 cents a litre over the next three years. This could be introduced as early as next year.

Aucklanders could be paying up to 26 cents per litre more at the pump. End of quote.  

It won’t just be Aucklanders. Most freight arrives in NZ via Ports of Auckland. All those trucks and vans that deliver goods are going to have higher fuel prices and so goods will go up as well. The cost of this huge tax increase will fall on everyone, but the poor especially.

I’ve got news for all these people who think that, magically, somehow, new regional roads, cycleways and footpaths are going to appear and we will then all be in the land of sweetness and light. It’s not going to happen. Not anytime soon, that is.

It takes years for consents and RMA processes. This will be yet another failure as a result of over-sloganeering from Phil Twyford.


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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.

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