Stop the cuts before they start - Labour launches new TV ad

National and ACT's tax plans don't add up, and that means deep cuts to the public services New Zealanders rely on, says Labour Campaign Chair Megan Woods.

"Multiple expert economists have now confirmed the tax policy Christopher Luxon is pushing doesn’t add up and that National has no way to pay for their tax promises. It has now been 20 days since National refused to release its secret tax costings and they aren’t coming clean on what additional services they will have to cut.

"Today we’re launching our second television ad of the campaign, making sure New Zealanders know exactly the cuts National and ACT are promising, and what is at stake in this election.

"They've said they will cut free public transport for under 13s, they've said they will cut free prescriptions for many New Zealanders, they've promised to cut two years off many New Zealanders’ pensions, and they've outlined $6 billion worth of deep public service cuts - cutting funding from everything from courts which hold offenders to account, through to the Customs Service which protects our border. 

"And both National and ACT have said they will start to cut many hundreds of jobs just in time for Christmas.

"But this may just be the start. National may have to make even deeper public service cuts if they can't make their numbers add up. And with multiple economists now saying they can't, that means more cuts that Kiwis can't afford.

"Christopher Luxon would have never been able to get away with hiding numbers from Air New Zealand's board, so why is he hiding them from voters? 

"A National and ACT government would be a Coalition of Cuts. In this election, New Zealanders have a chance to stop the cuts before they start by giving their party vote to Labour," says Megan Woods.

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