John Key shows reservations about upping alcohol taxes

John Key shows reservations about upping alcohol taxesPrime Minister John Key has expressed reservations about hiking the price of alcohol across the board in order to cover the costs abuse causes society [TVNZ News Politics]

Finally we have a government whose first thought isn’t hiking taxes on the populace.

It is patently ridiculous to foist tax increases upon the vast majority in an attempt to control a small number of fools. Labour wouldn’t have hesitated in upping taxes, they did exactly that to sherry and ended up socking all the nana’s out there who enjoyed a tipple.

Such moves are an extremely blunt instrument and it is pleasing to see that John Key’s first reaction is reservation.

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