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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Office of Budget Responsibility rather loose with terminology

Posted by davidburbage on August 14, 2012

Here, Robert Chote repeatedly says (in the second minute) that we either need spending cuts or tax rises. He appears not to be familiar with the widely understood principle of diminishing returns – ever increasing taxes actually reduces revenue, not increases them as people find ways to avoid tax (such as by moving away or deciding not to earn more such that tax rates are too punitive).

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