Greens’ policy welcomed and condemned – MSN

Greens’ policy welcomed and condemned – MSN

The Greens’ families policy is getting strong reactions as is co-leader Metiria Turei’s admission of a benefit fraud in her youth.

The Greens want to raise the tax rate on incomes over $150,000 to 40 per cent from 33 per cent, increase benefits by 20 per cent and remove financial sanctions against beneficiaries if they are in a position to govern after the September election.

They also want to increase the minimum wage by $2 to $17.75 an hour next year and increase it to 66 per cent of the average wage by 2020.

By NZ newswire

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/greens-policy-welcomed-and-condemned/ar-BBEw12e?ocid=News