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"I've always said it would be irresponsible to cut taxes when we should save for a rainy day...... but it's forecast to fair belt down between now and the election!" 11 February, 2008

Reference Number: DCDL-0004973

Finance Minister, Michael Cullen is shown leaning on a closed umbrella and stating that it would be irresponsible to cut taxes as we should be saving for a rainy day. Suddenly he opens the umbrella which has the words 'Vote for us' printed on it. Dollar notes come showering out and float to the ground as he concludes that the forecast says the rain is going to belt down between now and the 2008 election. In the lower right corner a tiny man comments "Is anyone surprised?" Refers to the announcement that there will be tax cuts in the next year and the cynical view that the tax cuts can be seen as an election bribe.

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1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Hon Dr Michael John Cullen, Rain and rainfall, Elections, Weather forecasting, Tax deductions and Umbrellas and parasols.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, 1941-:[Includes all digital cartoons published in the Otago Daily Times from 25 July 2005 onwards plus a selection from December 2004 to July 2005], Reference Number DC-Group-0022 (628 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; Gray scale (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1121 x 873. Single art work

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