Not profligate enough?

My friend and fellow Lib Dem Roly Harris has a splendid letter in today’s Independent.

Referring to the Government’s push to get us all spending, he says “Generally, we have got into the habit of not buying anything we don’t need … I mistakenly thought that we were being responsible citizens. Now we are in danger of being booed in the street for not being profligate enough.

It’s one more reason why I would prefer an income tax cut to the Government’s planned VAT cut. Cutting income tax gives people money to save or give to charity or spend on VAT-exempt essentials, as we choose (it is, after all, our money) instead of being bribed to buy.

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