Occupy Wellington

The Dom Post reports:

No-one has given up a job, or taken leave from work, to be here, and no-one seems to know how long they will stay.

So none of them actually are paying any income tax at the moment.

Ben says: “Everyone here has at some point paid tax, we’ve all given our bit to society. There’s no-one here who has never worked.”

At some point? When and for how long? For two weeks when you were 17?

My question would be to take the last five years and ask each of them how much income tax have you paid in the last five years and how much money have you received from taxpayers in the last five years?