Labour’s bob each way CGT petitions just double barrelled contact harvesting

With the ease of setting up ‘petitions’ they have become a farce, none more so that Labour’s latest bob each way effort, two petitions with opposite questions.

Yes, I support a Capital Gains Tax

The independent group of experts our Government asked to review New Zealand’s tax system has released their final report. The Tax Working Group (TWG) found that our tax system is simple and efficient – but in some places, it’s unfair.

The TWG has recommended the introduction of a Capital Income Tax – sometimes called a Capital Gains Tax.

If introduced, it would mean people who make money from selling assets like rental properties or businesses would have to pay tax on their profits.

Do you support a Capital Gains Tax?

Alternatively, if you don’t support a Capital Gains Tax – sign here instead.

No, I oppose a Capital Gains Tax

That doesn’t even make sense.

The independent group of experts our Government asked to review New Zealand’s tax system has released their final report. The Tax Working Group (TWG) found that our tax system is simple and efficient – but in some places, it’s unfair.

The TWG has recommended the introduction of a Capital Income Tax – sometimes called a Capital Gains Tax.

If introduced, it would mean people who make money from selling assets like rental properties or businesses would have to pay tax on their profits.

Do you support a Capital Gains Tax?

Alternatively, if you do support a Capital Gains Tax – sign here instead.

What’s the point of this farce? They are trying to harvest names, phone numbers and email addresses, with a poor opt out option in fine print:

This is what they hope you won’t notice:

That’s not being open and transparent. It’s an unfair  attempt to deceive people into signing up to a contact list.

Petitions are pretty much stuffed as a means of people power, political parties have trashed the concept (it’s not just Labour doing it, but this is the first double barrelled farce that I’ve seen.

7 Comments

  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 11, 2019

    We have probably all been caught at some time by not noticing the little box with a tick in it already.

    The way it’s worded seems just a leetle leading, too.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 11, 2019

      And JA can’t go on fence-sitting and saying (in effect) ‘no comment’ forever.

  2. Geoffrey Monks

     /  March 11, 2019

    Sadly, this pair of options would appear to be have been cobbled together by someone who should still be writing with crayons. Or, just maybe, it is a thinly disguised ploy to garner responses that could be cited as favouring or disfavouring (take your pick) the intro of a CGT

  3. Duker

     /  March 11, 2019

    Gee PG have you just found out how all parties operate now

    https://www.national.org.nz/supportparents
    You have to wonder

    • High Flying Duck

       /  March 12, 2019

      Is the option for “not supporting parents” on the Labour website? Because that was the option they went with.

  4. Finbaar Rustle

     /  March 11, 2019

    Yes the little “I /accept/agree” ticked box is ubiquitous online these days.
    Every one does it.
    It all started because most people just edit out adverts from our gaze,
    Some sites tho take the game to the next level where by when you
    click the X to delete that automatically sends you to an add!!!
    So far no pre ticked boxes on this site.
    I just checked,.I mean looked 🙂

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