Is the economy able to absorb a cut in the general consumption tax? The leader of the opposition has called for a 2 percent reduction. This call is being represented as a necessary tax break for the poor and vulnerable. But have we arrived at a point in our economic recovery where the economy can absorb and be unaffected by what is likely to be a considerable revenue loss.

In this Panel Discussion Dr. Damien King, Executive Director Caribbean Policy Research Institute and Simon Johnson, capital market and Senior Analyst Jamaica Money Market Brokers will provide some answers.