I could not decide if this constitutes a motoring topic or a political topic so Mods can move if I opted for the wrong choice!
I was reading the Herald website today and a slightly ambiguous piece about fuel tax. What made me laugh out loud however was Phil Twyford claiming that fuel taxes would be paid more by the better off so it was all good.
"And in a startling revelation, the ministers claim that the wealthier a household is, the more it is likely to pay for petrol. They say the wealthiest 10 per cent of households will pay $7.71 per week more for petrol. Those with the lowest incomes will pay $3.64 a week more."
This is presumably because the poor cannot afford more petrol, not because the better off will pay a higher tax rate. This seemed a curious position for a Labour minister to take to justify a tax increase...!
Do we think these fairly significant increases in the cost of living (because everything will go up as a result of this) will actually result in better roads?