Most people lose out on Nat's tax cuts
Here's why I don't like National's tax cut package. Its a block of cheese tax cut for most workers - and the size of the block depends on how much you earn.
Someone earning $40,000 a year will get $5 a week less by April 1, 2011, a person on $30,000 will get $7 a week less and someone on $20,000 will get $9 a week less. Every family earning less than $44,000 will get less under National.
That's in 2011 just before the election after next. Most people earn less than $40,000 so although the person on the average wage gets $47k, most people get half that. Also, someone earning $52,000 can get a government subsidy of $1040 a year in KiwiSaver, someone earning $25,000 will only get $500 a year.
But there's good news, if you're retired you'll be better off with National.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Labour's mismanagement of the economy is about to benefit the rich.