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Give the money back, Grant

Published: Tue 8 Oct 2019 01:55 PM
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Give the money back, Grant
8 OCTOBER 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to the release of Crown accounts showing a $7.5 billion surplus, New Zealand Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:
“This news is nothing to celebrate. Even with his high spending, Grant Robertson has greedily hoarded taxpayer money like Smaug.”
“7.5 billion is equivalent to $4,000 per household. It is eye watering.”
“A government surplus is a taxpayer deficit. The money needs to be given back, preferably in the form of tax cuts which reward hard work and encourage economic growth.”
ENDS
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
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