Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Good question, Mr Potato Head

The story about the bar owners in Michigan banning politicians reminded me of the Ban Darling campaign that did the rounds a couple of years ago—so I went and looked up some old posts. This piece included a video of Cameron mentioning the campaign at PMQs and attacking Brown for... Well, just watch...



Did you catch the pertinent line? No? Well, here it is...
Can he [Brown] name one other major country that is responding to the down-turn by putting up taxes? Name one.

I do not know if the Gobblin' King could name one (I didn't preserve that part of the debate), but I bet good ol' David "20% VAT & Oodles of Green Taxes" Cameron can, eh?

But, given the intervening events, I think that the question needs some modification...

So, Davey-boy: can you name one other major country that has successfully got themselves out of the down-turn by raising taxes? Name one.

Dave? Dave? Bueller...?



5 comments:

Chalcedon said...
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Chalcedon said...

What he should be doing, top line IMO:

Reduce income tax or increase the threshold to £12000 before any tax is paid

Reduce corporation tax and employers NI contribution

Reduce VAT to a sensible level which is around 5%. Who ever heard of a normal sales tax at 20%? it's bloody outrageous!

Cut government spending to live within the tax take.

Original deleted owing to stupid typo

dmcl01 said...

Can he [Brown] name one other major country that is responding to the down-turn by putting up taxes? Name one.

Yep, Britian. Inflation is a hidden tax.

mike said...

australia,,under gillard the liar

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