Wednesday, June 07, 2006

EPMU says "Taxes a bargain"

New Zealanders might have to work an average 151 days to pay taxes, but they have the use of services like schools, hospitals, roads, parks and a police and justice system all year round, says the country’s largest union.

Let me run that through my reality checker. One massive state high school (roll 1800), a hospital that admits it cannot cope with the elective surgery demand, our local cop seconded to another community, a main highway into and out of Wellington that is to be avoided like the plague, the only access into our community constantly resealed as the contractors don't seem to know what they are doing, a local park which is increasingly littered with rubbish and bottles. A bargain?

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