The Taxpayers' Union is slamming the passage of legislation
hiking the price of petrol at the pump to see that more than 50 percent of the price paid will soon be tax. Union spokesperson, Jordan Williams says:
“Clearly 'wellbeing' is just marketing fluff. Petrol taxes are highly regressive - they hit the poor, those in regional
New Zealand, and those who live on outer suburbs the hardest. It's one of the cruelest forms of tax."
"Rushing these new petrol taxes through Parliament under urgency is disgraceful. They are a total breach of the Prime
Minister's 'no new tax' election promise. And Labour know it."
“Pain at the pump underscores the fact that big-ticket Budget announcements come at a real cost, regardless of the fuzzy
wellbeing language the politicians use to promote them.”
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
New Zealand's grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in
the corridors of power. It's here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their
tax dollar. New Zealanders are invited to join and donate at http://taxpayers.org.nz