OK we all know the slogan now - Axe the Tax - which is good news, because you and us as taxpayers are paying for it to circulate the country!
But what does Labour REALLY mean when the MP's say "Axe the Tax"? Are they saying that GST should be axed completely? That, of course, would be rolling back decisions made by a LABOUR Cabinet in the late 1980's!
Or are they saying that if GST goes up to 15%, they will roll back the increase? As it happens, Phil Goff has suggested that such a roll-back would be nigh on impossible?
And if Labour was to Axe the Tax, how would the gap in government revenue be made up?
So when Labour MP's bus around the country in a taxpayer-funder bus, signwritten by the taxpayer, whilst giving out flags and balloons paid for by the taxpayer, aren't they being just a tiny bit hypocritical? As Homepaddock notes:
And what about the balloons?
The message they’re spreading with them is that they have no money of their own and are happy to waste our money on their hot air.
So yes; we're confused about what Labour is actually saying. The one consolation that we can take is that we can find no stories on either Stuff or the Herald's websites, so it's clear that Phil Goff isn't getting too much traction with his mixed messages. That's probably a good thing; we wouldn't want principled MP's like those from the Labour caucus misinforming the electorate, would we!