I'm vaguely hopefuly, but not sure. National's Bill English said today:
National finance spokesman Bill English has reignited speculation the party will offer tax cuts of around $50 a week.
Well that would really help. It would make a noticeable difference to a lot of families' lives.
Labour campaign strategist Pete Hodgson today said he believed National would come up with a $50 a week tax cut, but questioned how it would pay for it.
"The question is what will that do for the things we think should be funded by the government," he said on Radio New Zealand.
The funding of bloated bureaucracy and waste is a big issue, but only for Labour. Perhaps the Ministers can donate their pensions to the cause? I'd rather have my $50 thank you.
Why does Mr Hodgson speak in terms of 'paying' for tax cuts. We 'pay' for the tax. The government doesn't own that money and then pay it back to us in cuts. It simply ceases to take it. If this is the mentality of senior Labour MPs then we are going to have to stop blaming Dr Cullen for the lack of tax cuts: the responsibility may be much wider.