So in the debate between Key and Cunliffe the other night, there was a palaver over a very minor point about whether or not Cunliffe knew whether homes that one inherited from a dead relative would be subject to a Capital Gains Tax.
CUNLIFFE BLUNDERS bellowed a number of pundits. HOW EMBARRASSMENT was a column in Girlfriend that I used to read despite its ungrammatical headline and it would have applied here too.
Then the next day Labour clarified its position. So all in all it had a well thought-through and comprehensive tax plan around Capital Gains.
Today National announced its tax plan on tax-breaks and do you know what those plans were? Those plans were John Key standing there going “fucked if I know”. He said that New Zealand “might” get tax cuts or National may take the $500m that they would spend on tax cuts and spend them elsewhere. John Key is pretty much shitting into the policy debate right now. He’s squatting right over the top of it and just crapping and laughing. Laughing and crapping.
To David Cunliffe: if you do not hammer him on this in the next leader’s debate I will sob into my tea, and then beat my tamagotchi again.