PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that he prepared to step up public spending cuts to finance faster tax cuts if people voiced a desire for lower tax in a nationwide debate underway.
“Should we go further on tax cuts? The grand debate will offer an answer to this fundamental question, which involves real choices as a society,” Le Maire said.
“I for one am ready to reduce public spending on things people do not consider a priority in order to step up tax cuts,” Le Maire added, speaking in a business address to business leaders.
(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; editing by Michel Rose)