工党:新西兰人民的生活水准已经低到不能再低

新西兰人的生活水准已低到不能再低

工党财经事务发言人 大卫康利夫(Hon David CunliffeYour browser may not support display of this image.

418日新公布的消费者指数呈现4.5%的年通胀率,证实新西兰人要维持最基本的生活水平是越来越难了。

工党财经事务发言人大卫康利夫就此发表评论表示,食品、交通费的上涨让老百姓承受不了,实在没什么可以省的了。

如果没有面包、麦片、牛奶、奶酪、鸡蛋、肉和鱼,这日子没法过。

一边是物价飞涨的现实,另一边是财政部长比尔英格里希上周公然声称要打造低薪型经济,这两样如果合二为一,对新西兰家庭将等同于毒药无异。

毫无选择余地的新西兰人不得不在顾好温饱还是送孩子去看医生、或是给汽车加油之间作出选择。

国家党的作法如上调GST、对最重要的基本食物(如奶制品等)的价格上涨视而不见,表现出他们和大多数新西兰人的生活是多么脱节。

百姓生活在水深火热之中,他们还在等着约翰基2008年大选时承诺的所谓更光明的未来,只是始终等不到。

物价比任何时候涨得都快。工资不涨。

没有一个创造就业机会、提高生活水平的可信计划。

靠抬升物价,削减预算,借更多债决非真正的发展经济之道。

David

CUNLIFFE

Finance Spokesperson

18 April 2011                                                            MEDIA STATEMENT

Kiwis can’t afford to cut back further on basics

Today’s consumers price index (CPI) figures showing a 4.5 percent annual inflation figure reinforce how increasingly tough it’s becoming for struggling Kiwi families to afford the basics, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

“Prices are rising in areas like food and transport where Kiwis can’t afford to cut back any more,” David Cunliffe said.

“People can’t do without bread, cereals, milk, cheese eggs, meat, poultry and fish.

“Today’s inflation realities, coupled with Finance Minister Bill English’s apparent celebration last week of a low-wage economy, will prove to be a toxic combination for Kiwi families,” David Cunliffe said.

“Kiwi families all around the country are having to make the devil’s choice between putting food on the table, or taking the children to the doctor, or putting gas in the car.

“National’s increase in GST and the blind eye it is turning to increases in key foods like dairy show how increasingly out of touch it is with real life for most Kiwis.

“People have been hanging on by their fingernails waiting for the brighter future John Key promised in 2008, but it hasn’t happened,” David Cunliffe said.

“Prices are rising faster than ever. Wages aren’t.

“There is no credible plan for creating jobs and lifting incomes.

“Relying on commodity prices, cutting budgets and racking up debt is no substitute for a real economic game plan that provides a clear pathway for our national and regional economies.”

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