Five years on from a recession, with a $40 billion rebuild and the best terms of trade in 40 years, it is no surprise there is economic growth but it is not attributable to the Government, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
“National will just scrape into surplus next year primarily by overcharging New Zealanders for their ACC levies. Labour ran nine surpluses in a row and left zero net debt, and is committed to a return to surplus.
“The duty of Government is to ensure all Kiwis benefit. The real secret of these forecasts is National has overlooked the interests of the vast majority of New Zealanders.