Friday, May 20, 2005

budget quotes

C D Sludge Dr Cullen must be the first Finance Minister in the OECD to announce a tiny tax cut that takes place in three years time, and make it a feature of his election year offer to the electorate.

New Market business AssociationEach cent off the company tax rate would have cost Dr Cullen about $200 million - not much when you consider the wananga scandal last year drained the taxpayer of $239 million. Yet this government can't bring itself to get off its politically-correct hobby-horses and make life a little fairer for business.

NZUSAThe best thing students will get out of this Budget is the heat it will provide from throwing it on the fire while they study for their up-coming exams.”

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