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  • David Blake
    pledged support 2017-03-15 16:21:47 +1300
  • John Reilly
    pledged support 2017-03-15 15:53:28 +1300
  • Martin Ellis
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-15 14:58:06 +1300
    I pledged to vote for TOP
  • Martin Ellis
    pledged support 2017-03-15 14:57:21 +1300
    This is a good direction to take. Lets hope the child support legislation is dealt to with such fairness too.
  • Nick Breen
    pledged support 2017-03-15 14:47:44 +1300
  • Katharine Moody
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-15 10:40:15 +1300
    I pledged to vote for TOP
  • Katharine Moody
    pledged support 2017-03-15 10:38:17 +1300
    The link to MORE FAQ's brings up a blank page - is that intended?

    With this policy - now you're getting somewhere :-) really pleased with the thought that has gone into this.

    What I think would be really instructive (for me anyway) is for TOP to forecast in pie chart form what a TOP Policy Government tax revenue profile would look like against this one (which is the best of the current settings I could find);

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_New_Zealand#/media/File:New_Zealand_tax_revenue_2013-14.png

    For me, the number one problem in NZ is the over-reliance on PAYE/income tax (and consumption tax! I wonder what percentage of that is GST collected on food). Radical change is needed and a comparative pie chart would make it really easy to understand just how socially progressive TOP policies would be.
  • Alex King
    pledged support 2017-03-15 08:54:21 +1300
  • Dave Reid
    pledged support 2017-03-15 07:54:17 +1300
    The days of having a safe stable job for life are long gone. This policy gives people a way of managing financially in what will become a challenging future employment landscape. Redistribution of wealth by wages has no long term potential for many folk. Recognising that everyone is a shareholder in NZ.Ltd, and paying everyone a dividend from that shareholding is the future.
  • John Grater
    pledged support 2017-03-15 07:53:33 +1300
  • Martine Bouillir
    pledged support 2017-03-15 06:23:25 +1300
  • Edwin Hussey
    pledged support 2017-03-15 06:15:15 +1300
    Finally. Great idea. Lets get this happening.
  • Simon Mahony
    pledged support 2017-03-15 03:29:03 +1300
    I absolutely support this. This has no impact on me directly, but I am increasingly concerned about what's going to happen to those who need financial assistance for any reason (especially with automation and robotics taking jobs away from certain sectors). It's important to act now to prevent the creation of a permanent underclass with no ability to climb out. It would also remove some of the horror stories that come from people trying to access our flawed (but expensive) existing social safety net.
  • Marty Sebire
    pledged support 2017-03-15 00:49:33 +1300
  • Joshua Littin
    pledged support 2017-03-15 00:00:28 +1300
    Another great, well thought out approach to something that needs to be considered a reality (UBI) sooner rather than later. Love your work TOP.
  • Rodger Ellis
    pledged support 2017-03-14 22:23:57 +1300
  • Kate Tyson
    pledged support via 2017-03-14 22:16:17 +1300
  • George Green
    pledged support 2017-03-14 22:05:48 +1300
    awesome stuff. Your at the forefront.
  • Dave Bull
    pledged support 2017-03-14 21:39:04 +1300
    There may be other genuine reasons for a landlord to require a tenant to move - if the tenant assaults the landlord or other tenants, conducts criminal activity from the property, for example. Possibly if the property becomes unsafe for the tenants. Or if the landlord themselves has nowhere else to live.
    But in general, absolutely, I support the policy.
  • Ray McKeown
    pledged support 2017-03-14 21:27:44 +1300
    I'd prefer a faster move to a universal UBI but at least this is a start. Also if a house is tenanted can the landlord evict the tenant in order to live in it or is the tenure permanent as long as the tenant pays the rent and doesn't damage the place? That seems a bit harsh and could even make selling harder as owner occupier buyers will essentially be shut out if the tenant won't leave.
  • Ivan Nicholls
    pledged support 2017-03-14 21:23:18 +1300
  • John Cussins
    pledged support 2017-03-14 20:59:57 +1300
  • John Mcguiness
    pledged support 2017-03-14 20:53:08 +1300
  • Chris Brown
    pledged support 2017-03-14 20:48:55 +1300
  • Natalie Cowley
    pledged support 2017-03-14 20:46:51 +1300
  • Geoffrey Roberts
    pledged support 2017-03-14 20:23:47 +1300
    Great start - wholehearted support for this.
  • Emma Campbell
    pledged support 2017-03-14 19:47:02 +1300
  • Kellar Taylor
    pledged support 2017-03-14 19:40:18 +1300
  • Therese Fisher
    pledged support 2017-03-14 19:10:45 +1300
    I am so excited to hear something new in politics!! Great job!
  • Matt Walkington
    pledged support 2017-03-14 18:51:54 +1300
    I'm convinced about the merits of a full UBI. This policy is a clever and significant step in the right direction. Good work TOP team.