It could be a case of dissociative identity disorder. The Singapore-worshipping Georgian government has long promised to lead Georgians into a brave new economic world, where taxes are low, government is meek and the free market reigns supreme. The government even proposed to subject tax hikes to a referendum. Proposed amendments to Georgia's tax code, however, suggest that the government may be gravitating away from its libertarian moorings.
With vital foreign investment on the wane and entrepreneurs' mood sluggish, the government changed its mind about reducing income tax rates from 20 to 15 percent, and proposed to cancel tax privileges for the education and non-governmental sectors.
When teachers fought back, the tax increase was cancelled for schools.
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