- Is a clear plan regarding the medium term budget.
- A clear plan around how we will fund long-term expenditure.
- A movement towards treating asset classes the same way through the tax system.
- The reintroduction of interest on student loans
I’m not being greedy, these four things will pretty much do me 😉
I’ve noticed that they are talking about building costs, and housing supply. Fair enough. I also noticed something about milk/food in schools, fair enough as well (wonder how it will compare with the Labour scheme, which I was favourable about – and note nice post over at Offsetting). Will be good to see these points comes out.
What are you hoping will be in your Budget day stocking?
Update: I see alternative budgets from Don Brash and Roger Douglas. While I agree about the long-term budget concerns (due to things like healthcare spending and superannuation), and I can understand the worries about housing investment I broadly disagree with everything else in these pieces – it isn’t that I think they are being inaccurate (they are not), I’m just not persuaded that the arguments they are making reflect the full equity-efficiency trade-off society is willing to undertake.