Hipkins now gaslighting on tax

From Hansard:

David Seymour: Wouldn’t it be important to understand that his Government is taxing $118 billion off New Zealanders—$32 billion more per year than just four years ago?

Rt Hon CHRIS HIPKINS: I welcome the opportunity to set out for the member that our Government is actually taking less tax out of the economy as a proportion of the economy than when we became the Government.

This could see the PM up before the Privileges Committee for misleading the House as it is clearly wrong. In 2017 taxation was 27.5% of GDP and now it is 30.2%.

The difference is not minor. GDP is around $400 billion a year so the difference is around $10 billion a year, or $7,000 per household.