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Tax Cuts Or Big Government - Not Both

Posted on 25 Mar 2009

National's goal of a top personal, company and trustee tax rate of 30 cents in the dollar is laudable - but it must remember that there is no such thing as a free lunch, ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Sir Roger Douglas said today.

Govt Expenditure Costs Kiwis Extra $230 A Week

Posted on 16 Sep 2008

Political Parties' promises to reduce tax should be taken with a grain of salt unless supported by that Party's expenditure programme, ACT New Zealand Founder and Hunua Candidate the Hon Sir Roger Douglas said today.

Cullen Comments Disappointing - But Consistent

Posted on 16 May 2008

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said that Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen's comments warning Kiwis not to expect big tax cuts were disappointing but consistent - Dr Cullen spends big but, when it comes to letting taxpayers keep their money, gives little.

Cullen Must Give Kiwis $35 Just To Break Even

Posted on 13 May 2008

Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen needs to give Kiwis on the average wage $35 a week just to break even under his management, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

Stop Splashing Out With Taxpayers' Money

Posted on 28 Apr 2008

With soaring prices putting the squeeze on Kiwi families throughout the country, now is not the time for politicians to be spending more money, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

Cullen Must Announce Tax Cuts Now

Posted on 22 Apr 2008

Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen has no credibility dithering over tax cuts - he should be announcing them now and implementing them before this election, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

Cullen Raking It In Beyond His Wildest Dreams

Posted on 02 Apr 2008

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Heather Roy was today scornful - but not surprised - of Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen's unwillingness to even speculate on when he might consider abolishing the top personal income tax rate of 39 percent.

Tax Cuts? Must Be Election Year

Posted on 07 Feb 2008

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said that it was heartening to see that the upcoming election has helped Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen to overcome his ideological opposition to tax cuts and enabled him to actually begin talking about them.

Test Should Be On Why Cullen Should Keep Our Money

Posted on 10 Oct 2007

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said that it was completely absurd for Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen to put up spurious tests before letting Kiwis keep more of the money they earn.

Cullen Sitting On Tax Cut - Plus Change

Posted on 10 Oct 2007

The Government's announcement of an $8.7 billion operating surplus adds further fuel to speculation over whether or not Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen will use tax cuts to bribe Kiwi voters in the run up to next year's General Election, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Heather Roy said today.

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