Tag Archives: Taxpayers Union

$6.1 million to The Spinoff from taxpayers — Kiwiblog

We’ve tallied up all the taxpayer money given to @TheSpinoffTV (an online magazine for millennial lefties) by @NZonAir.The total: $6.1 million.$2.4 million of that was from the last 12 months. pic.twitter.com/rKRC9D4GEP— Taxpayers’ Union (@TaxpayersUnion) July 23, 2021I was stunned by this amount. The Spinoff is a very left leaning website that seems to have the…

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Face of the Day — The BFD

tml“Dear Prime Minister, I’m confused” From Mikes facey. pic.twitter.com/2oIMFwzkQB— ???? ?????? (@Soul_of_a_Sage) July 12, 2021 Screenshot of comment on BFD Article 13/07/21 Dear Mike King,Here are the ten steps to guarantee Government funding for your Gumboot Friday programme.Sorted. pic.twitter.com/lHr3rOZVM6— Taxpayers’ Union (@TaxpayersUnion) July 13, 2021

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Guest Post: Solving Wellington City Council at a fraction of the cost without a facilitator — Kiwiblog

Faced with a divided and dysfunctional Wellington City Council, Mayor Andy Foster, who campaigned on his ability to bring councillors from across the political spectrum together, has shown the benefits of his recent $30,000 leadership course by decisively hiring an external facilitator to try to bring councillors from across the political spectrum together, all at…

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Two thirds of CGT revenue would come from inflation! — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: The bulk of the revenue expected to be gathered from the proposed Capital Gains Tax will come because the Tax Working Group has not made allowances for inflation.This is according to lobby group the Taxpayers’ Union, which this morning released a report which took aim at the proposed tax’s failure to adjust…

via Two thirds of CGT revenue would come from inflation! — Kiwiblog

The five measures of fairness for a CGT — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Any capital gains tax recommended by the Tax Working Group will be judged for fairness by the Taxpayers Union against five measures, including exempting inflationary gains and it being tax neutral overall. … The union released a report today setting out its five measures of fairness:• No valuation day – it favours…

via The five measures of fairness for a CGT — Kiwiblog

If the government are looking at price gouging on fuel, they should look at themselves first — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Megan Woods is beating fuel companies, because it is easy. But, fuel companies have little control over pricing. The ‘stakeholder’ with the biggest influence over pricing is the government. The Taxpayers’ Union explains: Quote: If the Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, is so concerned about petrol prices, she should haul Phil Twyford into her office,…

via If the government are looking at price gouging on fuel, they should look at themselves first — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Campaign Countdown – 16 days to go — Kiwiblog

From today, the Taxpayers’ Union will be publishing a daily ‘campaign countdown’, outlining all the latest new from the parties, who is getting cut through, and all the latest spending promises for our Bribe-o-meter. Joyce digging in on his comments on Labour’s budget blunder.English in Invercargill announced $72 million to help beneficiaries get off drugs…

via Campaign Countdown – 16 days to go — Kiwiblog

The Taxpayers Unions shows we can’t afford a change of government — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Opposition parties – consisting of Labour, New Zealand First, the Greens and The Opportunities Party – have promised $60.6 billion in new spending according to the Taxpayers’ Union election policy costing Bribe-O-Meter. In comparason the sum for promises by National, ACT, United Future and the Maori Party (i.e. the Government) is just $3.4 billion. Key…

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Green party has more trouble coming — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Taxpayers’ Union has busted the Green party illegally campaigning using taxpayer resources: The Taxpayers’ Union has laid a complaint against two Green Party Parliamentary (taxpayer funded) staff for using election advertisements funded by Parliamentary Services to campaign – and continuing to do so when the illegality was pointed out to them by members of the Union. On last Wednesday’s…

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Bribe-O-Meter – tracking the costs of election promises — Kiwiblog

The Taxpayers’ Union has relaunched its popular election costing “Bribe-O-Meter” which independently costs policies of all the major political parties as they are announced. This week TOP has been added, but no surprise that NZ First still ‘lead the race’. Budget 2017 was used as the baseline, so where a party promises to cut spending, it goes…

via Bribe-O-Meter – tracking the costs of election promises — Kiwiblog

” Give Nothing to Racism” campaign funded by race based levy — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Human Rights Commission’s ‘anti-racist’ campaign has ironically been funded not by New Zealanders but by migrants and international students. The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal the Human Rights Commission’s recent “Give Nothing To Racism” anti-discrimination campaign has been funded by discriminatory levies payable only by international students and new migrants. The Human Rights Commission campaign featuring advertisements of Neil…

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