August 27, 2019
Pension plan shows Goldsmith agenda
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says National's plan to raise the age of entitlement for national superannuation to 67 shows the influence of its new finance spokesperson.
Paul Goldsmith's move to the role has meant a lessening of criticism of Mr Jones' Provincial Growth Fund, but the barrage of attacks over the past year and a half gave him the chance for a close look at the Epsom-based list MP.
He says Mr Goldsmith is an ACT impersonator who will drag National further towards the right of the political spectrum with such policies, short changing Māori along the way.
"New Zealand First will not be acquiescing with the raising of the pension age. Our leader has spoken emphatically about this on numerous occasions. but it's a wake up call to those of our people who may be toying with the idea of creating an opportunity for National to come through. Vote National and you will get these very harsh ACT policies" Mr Jones says.
He's looking forward next year to cutting the ribbon on projects throughout the country built with help from the Provincial Growth Fund.
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