Peter Dunne is once again rolling out his big policy plank - income-splitting for couples with children for tax purposes.
And he said it was time to give something back to middle- and higher-income earners who might be earning too much to qualify for other financial support programmes such as Working for Families.
Why stop there? Isn't it time to give something back to middle and high income earners who don't have children?
If income-splitting would be fairer than the current system, a flat tax would be fairer again. My family would benefit from Dunne's policy but it's still unfair and doesn't provide the economic stimulus the country needs.
Advocating income-splitting is just more of the messy piecemeal approach to taxation.
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