Friday, May 29, 2020

ACT: "Minimum Wage Hikes And Handouts -Sounds Like Labour"

Todd Muller made a speech today. Seymour responds:

Minimum Wage Hikes And Handouts -Sounds Like Labour

Friday, 29 May 2020, 2:49 pm

Press Release: ACT New Zealand

“It sounds like Labour, is what I’m already hearing about National’s promise to raise the minimum wage regularly while handing out money to businesses,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour

“ACT won’t sign up to supporting a Labour Government, or vote for Labour Party policies in any Government.


I would add that as Labour made the historical move of linking benefit rates to average wages, National is also promising regular benefit increases.

No matter what you think about the policy, it's proof that under Todd Muller, National is even more deserving of the label 'Labour-lite'.

Trying to please everyone results in pleasing no-one.


The Veteran said...

Lindsay ... slightly disingenuous ... re minimum wage hikes and you left out the very important bit ... not during a recession. Seymour was not opposed to the very modest hikes when National was in power so his outrage is faux outrage from a Party leader preferring to talk in sound bites rather than articulating detailed policy in the full and certain knowledge ACT will only ever be bit players in the body politik.

Lindsay Mitchell said...

My apologies that the link wasn't working. Fixed now. I think you'll find more detailed policy in the rest of the release.