Tells us a lot about the Resolution Foundation, doesn’t it?

“We think it is misguided to be giving away money on increases in higher thresholds for the personal allowance and 40p rate, which we estimate will cost around £2bn,” said the Resolution Foundation chief economist, Matthew Whittaker.

Not taking money from people is giving money away. All belongs to the State, you get to keep your pocket money only.

Would be fair, don’t you think, at this point to tell Mr. Whittaker that he can “Fuck Off, Matey”?

3 thoughts on “Tells us a lot about the Resolution Foundation, doesn’t it?”

  1. you are moving from observing people speaking of give and take, which is a perfectly natural way to talk about adjustments in fiscal policy, to assuming the speaker thinks “all money belongs to the state”. Not your strongest gotcha.

    Also, what tells us a lot about the Resolution Foundation is the generally high quality of its economic analysis. This isn’t Richie we are talking about.

  2. Zorro: That you consider leftist, statist cock-rot to be “high-quality economic analysis” speaks volumes about your own premises.

    Of course the twat beliefs your money belongs to the scum of the state by right-he just said so by implication.

  3. Luis, how else should we read “giving away money” with regard to tax cuts? It’s not exactly a neutral equivalent of “not taking the money in the first place”.

    Assuming the grauniad quote is accurate (I know, big assumption) then if they’d wanted to give a “high quality economic analysis” then they could have said “We estimate the increases in higher thresholds for the personal allowance and 40p rate will reduce revenue by around £2bn”. Not the rather loaded, all-your-cash-are-belong-to-the-state version above.

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