If Labour gets in I expect them to go fine. Income Tax increases are not on the table, that's been stated, and lets face it, tax increases aren't a Labour mantra
They will work through their policies, and those that are "vague" will be made less vague, and I expect her to be more transparent than most past Govts. Off course these are my opinions, she and they are not proven and its a different party IMO, not the unionist backed one of old. Nats, if they win I know what to get, so thats fine by me as well
Had Little remained, leaving us the disarray party, do you feel that many of Nats policies they have been churning out would exist? I dont. They are anti Jac policies IMO, as this time round they need to fight for the election, unlike recent times. If nothing else, more policies have been forced out, and more will get done, a good thing. A wee kick up the jacksee. Ive read a lot commenting on why now, and not the last 9 years? JA has pushed things along a bit
You and I are talking taxation differently. There are many types. A Tax on water, a tax on roads. Labour has said they intend on user pays type charges to fund their policies. You might not call that Tax, I call it tax. Just not income tax (directly). It wouldn't surprise me to see they end up in a hole and propose a GST increase, and I expect that would see them out of Parliment (and rightly so).
I don't mind about losing Nationals proposed tax decreases, so long as the money saved goes to things that will improve NZ. I am happy for those to be social type policies.
If Labour lose, she will face a Leadership vote. I am not sure the unionist part of the party (which despite what you are claiming, is still alive and well) is that happy with the direction she is taking Labour. She might survive it, but it may result in her having to front and curb her approach somewhat.