Dear Editor, yes, fuel (prices) will continue to rise, and so will the inflation rate, and also the cost of living across the board … sad fact of the times we live in. Government can assist with cuts in the fuel tax for starters, and that will assist the consumer/iti tangata quickly.
Covid-19 numbers rising sharply, many families will be burdened with isolation
at home – only one member of a family, be it school child, or bread winner
needs to be infected, and all have to isolate. So where do they find the money
to survive? There will be some government assistance, perhaps with food
parcels, etc, but that remains to be seen.
very positive way of ensuring more money stays in the wage earner’s pocket to
assist with day to day living/survival, is to immediately cut that CINSF
deduction back to 1 per cent. Those deductions are just continuing to go into a
Black Hole somewhere, and are of no immediate benefit to the struggling people.
CINSF were quick to take the deductions back to 5 per cent with no logical
explanation. Let’s see how quickly they can reverse that back to 1 per cent,
and really assist the iti tangata in their weekly struggle by increasing their
cash in hand.
will be interesting to see how various MPs respond to assist their constituents
in a direct and practical way, let alone those in Cabinet who ultimately have
to make that decision. Elections not far away, time when voters remember good
things as well as bad.
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funny how the price at the pump increases all over the world just because of
war, when that same batch of fuel been sitting in each of those countries way
before the war.
would expect that the new batch of fuel will incur the price increase but nah, even
pre-war fuel increased price too.
Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Russia provided one out of every 10 barrels of
oil the world consumed. But as the United States and other customers shun
Russian crude, the global oil market faces its greatest upheaval since the
Middle East tumult of the 1970s.