Stephen Kinsella: Taking the axe to tax

Stephen Kinsella: Taking the axe to tax

Most of the parties want to cut tax and hike spending on ‘fiscal space’ that could quickly vanish

I’m going to reduce almost every party’s economic plan to one sentence for you, then explore the details.

Ready? For almost every party, the plan is: taxes down, current spending up, capital spending up.

Honourable mention to the Social Democrats, who want taxes kept the same, current spending up, capital spending up. But that’s really it.

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