Puzzled

by two things.

On John Boscawen’s billboards, ACT advertise themselves as putting Mt Albert (taxpayers) first.

So they don’t support stay-home parents? Children?

But apparently they would support beneficiaries, given that beneficiaries pay tax on their benefits.

Seems odd for a right of centre party.

And secondly, the sign above the doors in buses that state “Read doors cannot be used while buses are on school services. Please exit via the front door.”

Eh???

4 thoughts on “Puzzled

  • Reply jamesw June 6, 2009 at 23:50

    I’m a stay at home Dad and an ACT supporter. I’m still a taxpayer – never heard of GST?

    • Reply eemusings June 7, 2009 at 13:01

      That’s interesting, so then who isn’t a taxpayer if you take GST into account? Everyone has to eat, drink, and clothe themselves.

  • Reply peteremcc June 7, 2009 at 22:14

    Exactly.

    Everyone is a consumer too.

    Association of Consumers and Taxpayers.

    • Reply eemusings June 8, 2009 at 11:28

      Then using ‘taxpayer’ is pretty redundant? Yet they have gone out of their way to highlight the word ‘taxpayer’ on the billboards, to draw attention to it. Might as well have stuck with the generic ‘putting Mt Albert first’. I just find that slogan so bizarre – trying to make sense of the rhetoric behind it.

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