Bernard Hickey seethes on Nine to Noon, saying that John Key has left the big property rort in place. He also notes the Tax Working Group reckons an increase in GST will only bring in around $200 million a year, after compensation has been awarded to low incomes. That's a lot of political pain for stuff all gain.
It had to happen sometime. One of John Key's blurts has come back to haunt him. Grant Robertson posts a John Key promise from before the election saying National will not increase GST: