Source: Taxpayers Union
Taxpayers’ Investigation: Who took down the Tax Justice billboard?
10 APRIL 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is investigating the disappearance of pro-capital gains tax Tax Justice Aotearoa’s billboard on the corner of Taranaki and Ghuznee Streets in Wellington.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Because the pro-CGT campaign is funded by taxpayers via the Public Health Association, the Taxpayers’ Union considers this to be potential theft or destruction of taxpayer property, and is thus launching an investigation on behalf of taxpayers.”“Unfortunately, it’s difficult to narrow down a list of subjects. Many Wellingtonians would have found the idea of a pro-tax billboard on a building named ‘Liberty Apartments’ offensive. And Wellington is New Zealand’s creative capital, meaning the sizeable graphic design community were apoplectic over the eight different styles of text towering over Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.”“Some amateur detectives have pointed the finger at us. We deny responsibility. I have checked with our interns and none of them have the billboard. We have also contacted the building owner, who has assured us his company has nothing to do with the takedown.”“At this point in the investigation our lead suspect would be Tax Justice Aotearoa themselves, who have benefited with some media coverage. But with only $15,000, how are they affording their own 40-foot crane? It’s all so puzzling.”