Little said Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s first Budget was clearly an election year document.
‘Tax cuts can only be seen as an election bribe and one heavily targeted at the well off’.
Upper income earners got the most benefit and the poorest – earning under $14,000 – get nothing from the tax package.
Property speculators on $200,000 got 20 times what their minimum wage tenants received.
He and Bill English did not need a $1000-a-year tax cut – which they would get from the package.