Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Axe *what* tax? [UPDATE]

NotAxe002 Labour’s ‘Axe the Tax’ campaign has hit the road” says the post. Except they have no plans, policies or intention to axe any tax – and certainly not GST -- and the campaign that has just hit the road is paid for by you and me.

Out of our taxes.

Irony, thy name is Labour—a party who, hitherto, never saw a tax it didn’t like, or a tax increase it couldn’t get in behind .

Mind you, if it inadvertently gets some of those stall-holders at the markets getting in behind an actual axing of GST – the bain of market traders everywhere – the campaign might have done some good.

NotAxe001 [Pictures filched from Whale Oil’s site]

NB: Just for the record, the only political party I’m aware of who actually does have a policy of axing GST is Libertarianz.  If PhilGoff really is keen on the real thing, I’m sure they’ll be only to happy to receive his membership form in the post.

UPDATE: Yep, their road trip is being paid for with your dollars.


  1. Given they have no intention of 'axing the tax', isn't this actionable under some type of consumer legislation or other? Heaven knows, we have legislation to stop anything at all now.

    It's plain false advertising as far as I can see.

  2. Mind you, it's delicious seeing them surf (or try to) a wave of anti-tax sentiment.

    There's no Damascus in New New Zealand, but perhaps they might learn something while they're on the road.

  3. There are just too many things wrong with that scene..

    On a completely unrelated issue, does anyone know of a book shop in NZ that I could buy a copy of "Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault"?


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