Act’s alternative budget takes aim at public debt as well as public servants

Act’s alternative budget takes aim at public debt as well as public servants
Act party leader David Seymour says governments need to show taxpayers some respect. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
The Act party is moderating its tax package in light of the Treasury’s latest forecasts – blaming finance minister Grant Robertson for leaving the cupboard bare.That has only made the party keener to roll back the state, with a $25.5 billion package of spending cuts – about four times the size of what National proposed in its tax plan.Those cuts will fund a tax relief package worth $16b, as well as pay for higher spending on prisons and the defence force.On the latter front, it has also moderated its ambitions &ndash...

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