July 5, 2010

Chauvel opposes Income Splitting

Labour list MP, Charles Chauvel, has released a media statement apparently aimed at undermining United Future's income splitting policy. Income splitting is designed to enable parents to make their own choices about how they raise their children.

If one parent opts to stay at home to care for their own children then income splitting allows parents to be taxed as a couple instead of two individuals. In his media statement today Mr Chauvel says that in proposing this family-friendly policy Mr Dunne is out of touch with New Zealanders. 

Given that half the households in Ohariu are two parent families some observers might say it is not Mr Dunne who is out of tune with the electorate.