National is not going to raise GST- is it?Before the election
National is not going to be raising GST. National wants to cut taxes, not raise taxes
After the election
The coded call for an increase to GST... was rejected by Mr English.( Hattip Gobsmacked @ The standard
" We won't be doing that... it is not our policy," he said.
The Government is also carefully considering a modest increase in the rate of GST, to no more than 15 percent.
We are acutely aware of the effect that a rise in GST could have on lower income families.
I said I wouldn't raise GST to cover deficits.[video]
Problem was, that was not what he said.