This tweet highlights how GST disproportionately affects those on low income. If you make 6 figures, these make up a small percentage of your income. Not if you make minimum wage though. When ACT goes on and one about flat tax what I hear is that they do not get arithmetic. It makes them sound fiscally and socially irresponsible.
really it would be cool if there was no GST on tampons, pads, nappies, infant formula and toilet paper but that's just me i guess.
— Aunty Shub (@_surlymermaid_) July 21, 2014
"This government does not deal in gossip. This government deals in facts." - Anne Tolley today. John Key, June 2014: pic.twitter.com/pH0LKJ0iex
— Toby Manhire (@toby_etc) July 22, 2014
To be honest, initially I was going to devote this weeks tweets to all of the Te Reo ones, however, there were hardly any that specifically talked about politics. Next year I'd like to see politicians talking about politics and policy in Te Reo on social media. I think it would be cool and interesting.
I call #MaoriLanguageWeek "normal language week" and every other week "English language week"... it's very confusing but totally worth it.
— Guy Williams (@guywilliamsguy) July 22, 2014
I love this tweet simply because I love Kim Hill. I'd love to see her interview John Key. That incredulous tone she takes when people say ridiculous things is my favorite!
Why don't we dispense with the charade (and the lightweights) and have Kim Hill and Mary Wilson grill DC and Key instead...
— Morgan Godfery (@MorganGodfery) July 23, 2014
Ha ha! To true!
#nzpol swordplay falling on sword symbolic lean against sword posing with sword sorry i have a sword there is no sword i don't recall sword
— patagonian toothfush (@ptoothfish) July 24, 2014
I found that photoshopping into All Blacks kind of tacking. Maybe it would be more acceptable if it had been an actual photo he actually took with the team. I don't know. Also Captain Key? What was that? The whole thing was weird and the magazines explanation was also weird. But this right here is funny!
— Arch Rival (@ArchieDaRival) July 24, 2014
I don't know if I want to see that.
please put John Key on the field in the next All Black's match, coach. Id really like to see that.
— nømmøp¡|ø+ (@nommopilot) July 23, 2014
I agree with No Right Turn here. I don't like the phrase as much as I like the photos. Granted they are "negative" compared to previous Greens campaigns. But actually "Not our future" is kinda cool though it would be feeding into National's "Brighter Future" narrative, which seems to be gone. How come? Answers we will never know...
I'm not sure the dissonance in @NZGreens campaign works. Wouldn't "Not our future" be a better match for those images?
— Idiot/Savant (@norightturnnz) July 25, 2014
Ha ha ha ha ha... oh dear.
Wait, since when does the All Blacks captain have democratic authority to turn down ministerial resignations?
— Colvin (@Covlin) July 24, 2014
Yeah his pronunciation leaves much to be desired. He needs lessons with Lockwood Smiths but good for him to show leadership. There needs to be more Te Reo in the political sphere.
Props for doin a karakia instead of the usual prayer David Carter, but you probably should've given that a bit more practice #nzqt #nzpol
— LukeTipoki (@LukeTipoki) July 23, 2014