Tax dodging by multinational corporations is costing you and me over $500 million a year. We’re making up the difference that these multinational corporations aren’t contributing in tax to our underfunded health and education systems.
This needs to change - it’s only fair that multinational corporations should pay their share of tax. But the Government hasn’t acted - and won’t act unless we keep the issue on the front pages.
Key is gambling that the public is indifferent about these multinational corporations, which is why we need to get this message at the centre of the debate: the public wants change, and it wants change right now!
We can shift the balance of the national conversation by conducting our own independent people powered poll to show the vast majority of New Zealanders of every political persuasion care about this issue. So if 100 of us chip in over the next 24 hours, we can get the opinion poll rolling out to the public before the weekend.
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