The Taxpayers’ Union is today celebrating Taxpayer Appreciation Day to recognise the hard work of taxpayers who pay the bills of politicians and bureaucrats each and every day.
Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns Manager, Connor Molloy, said:
“This year’s Taxpayer Appreciation Day is bittersweet for the team at the Taxpayers’ Union. We admire and celebrate the resilience of taxpayers who show up to work each day despite an ever-growing tax burden but is saddening to see that over the years more and more of their hard-earned money has been wasted away on fuelling an ever-growing bureaucracy that fails to deliver better public services.
“We are calling on those parties who are currently in negotiations to spare a thought for the humble taxpayer on this day and advocate for the side of lower taxes, less waste and more accountability. For far too long, those in the bureaucracy have had an easy ride with salaries well above the average Kiwi, extended holidays and hiding behind a veil of secrecy rather than openness, accountability and neutrality as the spirit of the public service intends.
“We hope that today all politicians and bureaucrats extend their gratitude to taxpayers, for after all without them they would not get paid.”