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10:20am Thursday 12th July 2012 in Letters
Allegedly, Kate Middleton spent £100,000 last year on clothes (Marie Antoinette was a spender on clothes too and look what happened to her).
With a discerning eye, I obtain a lot of bargains from charity shops, Ebay and other online sites. Try it, Kate.
More importantly, there is an urgent need to roll back state expenditure and so reduce the tax burden on taxpayers.
As a consequence, taxpayers could then increase spending on goods and services and we would have an economic recovery on our hands. It's that simple.
Econometric and empirical studies have found that sporting events, like the Olympics, do not yield long-term economic benefits to a national economy.
However, those are now sunk costs and we cannot undo them.
To go forward: stop governments spending like lads on a ‘stag night’ in Hamburg.
Good fun at the time until the hangover and memories kick in.
IAN ROBLIN South Rise Llanishen Cardiff
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