Election – the money or the bag?

Is the election going to be as simple a few bucks in the hand versus a lot of other people getting more?

Toby Morris portrays it as a simple choice in The money or the bag?

As the parties reveal their priorities for September’s election, voters are starting to see the choices they’re facing.

Labour has released its alternative budget, which would put $17 billion more towards health, education and family incomes over four years.

And the Green Party pledged to raise core benefits and the minimum wage.

Meanwhile, National set out tax cuts in the Budget in May – though it also boosted Working for Families and the accommodation supplement, and put some extra funding towards health, including mental health, and education. Labour would scrap the tax cuts to pay for its programme.


I don’t know that voters will see it as simple as that sort of a choice.

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  1. PDB

     /  23rd July 2017

    For most people the cartoon is a dog – this election is really about;

    *targeted spending vrs non-targeted spending.
    *paying down our debt now we are financially able to or blowing our surplus on wants (rather than needs) and borrowing more money.
    *Stable govt or non-stable govt made up of three parties seemly unable to work together productively with the added bonus of a proud welfare fraudster as a probable deputy PM.
    *Getting beneficiaries into work or giving them more money no questions asked to further encourage them not to work.
    *Fixing tax bracket creep on taxpayers or ignoring it.
    *Continuing as a model mixed-economy or head towards a Muldoon style 1970s govt.

  2. Zedd

     /  23rd July 2017

    I’ll take the bag & leave the money, money.. MONEY for the tories.. thanks Selwyn 😦

    • John Schmidt

       /  23rd July 2017

      Thanks very much for your generosity, it was my money to start with.

    • Corky

       /  23rd July 2017

      Personally, Zedd%, you should have taken a skin graft.

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