Post by John Bowes
So much for robertsons honesty when Robertson committed to NOT extending the bright line test! From the article (for the clueless Rich80105) "It is likely to be extremely controversial as Finance Minister Grant Robertson directly committed to not extending the bright-line test prior to the election."
Labour: Let's Keep Lying!
From the article you cite:
"The Government say this will level the playing field for first home buyers competing with investors to buy property."
If this is true and does turn out to be the case, then it gives a fairer go to those rightfully seeking home to call their own. Not OK with you?
On the other hand, if you can give a watertight reason why windfall profits made by those who speculate in property should not be taxed like other categories of financial speculation such as, say, shares and dividends, then kindly let us have it.
Meanwhile, the nation has yet to hear one single solitary peep out of Collins as to how she would restore some sorely needed social justice to a problem that has seen those like Collins - long since, one notes, on a tax-free gravy train, effectively placing out of reach those indisputably no less deserving of that which they rightfully consider their fair due.
 Judith Collins (2017):
Family home (owned by trusts), Auckland
Commercial and residential property (owned by superannuation scheme),
Residential property (owned by superannuation scheme), Nelson
This entire MP list dated March 2017:
Now to this Herald report:
In politics "No" never means "never".
Now to the Herald's reporting of Collins's big time:
Apropos of which I don't recall Collins - who uses the specific word, "promise" - whingeing about Key lying - after breaking his earlier "promise" not to, by raising GST to 15% when she and those of her stripe knew all along that they, the wealthier, would noting like as disadvantaged by such a tax hike as would have been the less well off. Just as there's no bigger Tory than a spiv, nobody does cynical self-interest like National.
(Incidentally, challenged by Soper to consider just how economic and home ownership circumstances have changed since the election, Collins immediately goes lame as she crumples and dissolves away like a pavlova left out in the rain.)