I would personally hate to end up in a situation where I was like the dog that lost his bone. Do you remember that story from the Aesop’s fables?
In the story, a dog that carrying a bone in his mouth looks down as it is crossing a stream and sees its own reflection in the water. Taking it for another dog carrying something much bigger and better, it opens its mouth to bark at the “other” to take away its bigger bone and in doing so drops what it was carrying in the water. The dog ended up losing the bone it had because of greed. In the end, it had to go hungry.
The morale of the story is the promise to cut VAT from 15% to 12.5% is a mere illusion that we can benefit from something that cannot realistically work. Its plays upon our desire for more, rather than being contented with what one has that is workable and in the end losing it all.
In any event, Dr Rowley has no track record of performance nor has any way of guaranteeing us that what he is proposing is sustainable or better given the current state of the global economy. Now if the price of oil was over 100$ a barrel and gas prices, over 4$ per MMBTU, then that probably would have given the idea some legs. It only goes to show that the PNM manifesto is full of promises but there is no guarantee that he would do what he has promised.