Quote of the day from the New Zealand Initiative.:
. . . Taxes are not the price we pay for a civilised society. At best they are the price we pay for a civilised government. But they are also the price of overly bureaucratic procedures, unpredictable outcomes, and the loss of freedom to make our own decisions.
Apropos of which:
Doing more with less is something all governments should aspire to, but I accept that there are times when tax cuts might not be possible.
However, I do think no new tax should be added without reducing or removing an old one to ensure the outcome is at least fiscally neutral.
Less tax is better tax.