Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Nanny is obviously still hungry

A 7.5% increase in road user charges for transport companies, coming on top of the highest fuel prices in history, increases to the accident compensation levy and wage interest costs ... a 3.5% increase in alcohol excise tax, putting the price of beer, wine and spirits up again ...

As the country slides inexorably into recession, and this government inexorably into ignominy, this confluence of impositions looks like they're enjoying kicking us all while we're down, and they're out.

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3 Comments:

Blogger homepaddock said...

Is it just conincidence that the increase in Road User Charges took effect the same day Labour was congratulating themselves for buying the railways?

7/02/2008 09:11:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet the railways will eventually cost $2 billion to get a working system when all is done and dusted.
mikeNZ

7/02/2008 09:45:00 am  
Blogger Bryan Spondre said...

So let me get this right, we are spending $1.5 billion on a rail network we don't need while increasing the cost of fuel we do need ?

7/02/2008 09:51:00 am  

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