National will go into the election promising tax cuts. The economy is in good shape, the books balance, there is real growth, there is a significant surplus.
Tax cuts ain't in the other mobs lexicon ... they know they can do a better job spending your money than you can.
Mi-Lord will correct me if I'm wrong but I think that in the UK the first eleven thousand pounds of earnings are not taxed. That's equivalent of about NZD18,700. This is a policy whose time has come. Not sure we could/should try to match the UK figure but on my modelling $13,000 ($250 a week) is a realistic start point here which would give every taxpayer a break worth around $1,365. The break would benefit those who need it most.
And for all our resident lefties who would argue that the money would be better spent on health/education/welfare well they can of course exercise their right to donate their money back to the government. Takers?