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Well, I agree.

I was conflating the US and UK situations because of parallels in the statistics, however Brown has not been engaging in the same tax cutting as Bush. (Although the Blair rhetoric has been "anti-govt" that is more focused on privatisation than actual cuts it seems.)

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed Feb 1st, 2006 at 05:55:25 AM EST
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The Browm-Blair policies are, at the end of the day, more of the traditional tax-and-spend variety. Services are outsourced, and any reductions in aggregate state spending are offset by council taxes.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 1st, 2006 at 06:06:15 AM EST
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I think they prefer to refer to it as 'modernisation' rather than 'tax and spend' ;)
by Samir on Sat Feb 4th, 2006 at 10:40:17 AM EST
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