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November 19, 2006


John Carroll

It would help your argument if you were to explicitly quote the pieces in the press release you a difficulty with. From my reading of it, there is a huge gap between the argument your putting in Richard Bruton's mouth, and what he actually said.


Thanks John for the comment. I do think I was being accurate in quoting Mr. Bruton - as shown in his statement which I linked. In particular he stated, 'The truth is that this Government has become a high spend and high tax Government.' I tried to show that this is not borne out by the comparative statistics. Again, he stated, 'If we look back over the last 5 years, we see public spending up by 55%, taxation up by 53%', and 'This Government clearly has no problem raising taxation', which I believe I accurately portrayed in the post.

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