Mark the Week: Labour raising taxes on high-earners not a good look

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Mark the Week: Labour raising taxes on high-earners not a good look

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Sep 2020, 10:05AM

At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all.

Matariki Holiday.

6/10.

"Because, mainly, we like days off.

The fact it was Labour's opening so-called policy speaks to their raw political desire."

Tax Policy.

4/10.

"A strange business, no one really wants to go near it.

Except, of course, the Greens because "tax is love."

If I was Grant Robertson, I would have left it completely, because raising parking meter money from high earners only reminds everyone Labour hates success."

Watercare.

3/10.

"In yesterday's interview you see why Auckland is where it's at."

NZ Initiative Survey into Civics.

7/10.

"A great survey.

A reminder of the value of knowing how your country is run, and yet so few of us do."

Student Loans.

8/10.

"The good news is now they're back, we can collect the money.

Can't we?"

The Covid Vaccine.

4/10.

"Tough week with one trial suspended.

But the real concern surely that the politics and market action around its arrival is as much about votes and profit, as it is about actually killing a virus."

Eric Murray.

8/10.

"God bless him.

In a woke old world of whiners and wowsers he's called out the lily-livered and defended high performance sport and its so called issues.

If you haven't, look up his piece and read it."

North v South Rugby Game.

8/10.

"A reminder of the value of sport, and a reminder of the value of crowds both emotionally and financially.

If the border hadn't leaked, we wouldn't be at level 3, then 2, and the stadium would have been full and the cash registers would have rung.

Thank God, the game itself lived up to expectations."

All Blacks.

7/10.

"What a wacky year.

A side named, for what? Will they play? Who would know.

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