Biden calls abandoned UK tax cut plan a ‘mistake’

Posted on AllSides October 16th, 2022
From The Center
Greg Nash

President Biden on Saturday criticized a tax cut plan that British Prime Minister Liz Truss has now largely backed away from as a “mistake.”

“Well, it’s predictable.  I mean, I wasn’t the only one that thought it was a mistake,” Biden said during a trip to Portland, Ore.

Truss announced plans last month to cut taxes by the equivalent of roughly $50 billion without detailing how it would be paid for, spooking investors. 

The plan sent the price of gilts, which are British government bonds, tumbling, as the pound plunged...

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