The NZ Herald editorial on tax has some good advice for National.
It’s final paragraphs speak for itself:
But if there is room to move, Dr Brash should be daring. Traditionally, National has been committed to reducing the tax burden on New Zealanders. That principle should be upheld vigorously. The state has no right to take more of the earnings of people than it reasonably needs.
Tax is a key point of distinction between the two major parties. One that National should not be slow to highlight.
The key phrase for me is “The state has no right to take more of the earnings of people than it reasonably needs.” An $8 billion surplus is quite simply obscene.