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Phillips' tax data not credible

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 2:01 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I heard Dr Peter Phillips on the campaign trail criticising Andrew Holness' 10-point plan for growth and development, but Dr Phillips has not put forward an alternative. If he is

honest about what he is saying, he should debate the issue with Mr Holness.

Dr Phillips quoted a figure of $32 billion that would be necessary to implement Mr Holness' proposed tax policy, while Aubyn Hill, writing on behalf of Mr Holness, in The Sunday Gleaner, said the figure was $12.5 billion - not the $32 billion quoted by Dr Phillips - and showed that it would be revenue-neutral, not affecting the Budget, but having the effect of stimulating growth.

Dr Phillips has not disputed the figure, but has only continued his criticism. His utterances are, therefore, without credibility.

A. JAMES

alvalj@cwjamaica.com