Seymour Challenged to “Walk the Talk” on Tobacco Taxes


Seymour Challenged to “Walk the Talk” on Tobacco Taxes
 

New Zealand First is calling on the MP, David Seymour, to ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to tobacco excise taxes given he voted with the government to increase them.
 

“Mr Seymour has been caught blowing his puppy whistle again,” says the New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland, Rt Hon Winston Peters.
 

“While Mr Seymour rails against the tobacco excise tax in public, designed to curry favour with the working man and women in the street, he voted with this National government to increase them.
 

“Mr Seymour needs to prove he can walk the talk and that means opposing National when it comes to using excise taxes on tobacco and fuel as a fiscal ATM machine.
 

“Ever higher excise taxes breed illegality, whether that’s dairy robberies I see in Northland to encouraging tobacco smuggling. We’ve hit ‘peak tax’ when it comes to tobacco.
 

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