Wednesday, 18 October 2006

Tax cuts are good for growth

As I said the other day, tax cuts are good for two basic reasons: First because tax cuts are good for growth. Second, because it's your bloody money!

Phil Rennie at the Center for Independent Studies takes the first tack with his new 12-page research paper, 'Why Tax Cuts Are Good For Growth.' Good reading.

LINK: Why tax cuts are good for growth - Phil Rennie, Center for Independent Studies
Report supports tax cuts - v. short summary at Newstalk ZB
Tax cuts - Not PC (Peter Cresswell)
CIS Home Page

RELATED: Politics, Economics, Budget & Taxation


  1. And you wonder why people call you right wing.

  2. You think wanting to keep your own money is "right wing," Sam?

  3. He's a good lad, Phil Rennie. Always thought he would go places.

  4. "Right wing..."Left wing"...all part of the same big government turkey...

  5. You think wanting to keep your own money is "right wing," Sam?

    I was referring to this strange "tax cuts are good for growth" assertion. Can you perhaps point to some hard data that shows this to have been the case? It sure wasn't after the tax cuts here in the 90s, and it sure wasn't after the last round of US tax cuts. It's just not absolute like that, and parrotting it in absolutes is how you paint yourself the colour of right wing.

    Wanting to keep your own money is not right wing, but referring to the earnings, the vouchers for your portion of the wealth of society, using the slogan-friendly "your own money", with particular reference to the act of taxation - as if the money would mean anything without the society - is the kind of oversimpliciation that leads people to pidgeonhole you.

    I think the left ring vs right wing thing is bullshit, too. You're far from the socially conservative, economic liberal that heralds the worst of the right wing.


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