Last week in the Hawke's Bay Today Bruce Bisset said I had shown my true colours and offered nothing but "destructive criticism"about the Government's so-called "Wellbeing Budget".

He didn't like that I asked what was in the Budget for hard-working Kiwis, the tradies who slog their guts out to make a living for their families, the small business owners who have risked it all to go out on their own, the police officers, firefighters and teachers who work hard day in and day out. Hard-working Kiwis deserve an answer to that question.

Bruce said I only care about rich