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25歳男性の勉強全般に関する日記。英語系が多めです。

英検1級2次試験:Should tax rates be lowered to stimulate the economy?

Should tax rates be lowered to stimulate the economy?

(景気を刺激するために税率を下げるべきか?)

 

I’m of the opinion that tax rates should be lowered to stimulate the economy.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, by lowering tax rates, people will be able to purchase a lot of goods or services. According to one survey, more than 50% of citizens were against increasing the rate of consumption tax from 5% to 8% in Japan. The main factor of this is, for example, raising children costs a lot especially developed countries including Japan. However, by lowering tax rates, more people will be able to purchase daily necessities without inconvenience.

 

Second, some argue that tax rates shouldn’t be lowered so that the government can maintain its current public services. But this is not true. It is shown that the local governments can provide most public services at competitive prices by outsourcing them to private companies. Also, some researchers say that it’ll be possible to automate nearly half of all jobs in the near future.

 

In conclusion, I believe that tax rates should be lowered to stimulate the economy. (174 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Agree

①消費活動の促進

②より少ない資金で行政が公共サービスを維持できるように(例:民間への委託・業務の自動化)

 

②については「景気の刺激」に直接触れていないので、内容点低めかもです。

(減税によってなぜ「景気が上向くか」の直接的な理由が、消費活動の促進以外に思い浮かびませんでした・・・アイディアが浮かんだら追記しようと思います。)