BIG PICTURE

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

View! It will be in­ter­est­ing to learn what the in­crease will be put to­wards. Dave Pater­son: Rough cal­cu­la­tion shows my raise will cost me an ex­tra £6 a month. If you don’t think this is ac­cept­able to cover the cost of so­cial care, in your own area, then I’d like to hear why not? Bir­git Mor­ris-Hall: Higher tax bands are needed for all those over £ 1 mil­lion prop­er­ties. It’s a joke how lit­tle they pay in con­trast to nor­mal houses. Would fund a lot of things!!! Marc Carter: It’s sim­ply to bur­den the masses more. More money out of your pock­ets to make life that lit­tle bit more pre­car­i­ous. And more money in the pot for the next fi­nan­cial crash that you will pay out for. Kadie Wil­liams: Does this in­clude the debt buy­backs from bailiffs? Maybe Cheshire East Coun­cil should stop spon­sor­ing bike rides in parks and stupid things and put more into it and less into their pock­ets. Imag­ine if no­body paid noth­ing. Matthew Ge­orge Bai­ley: Why should I have to pay more Coun­cil Tax just be­cause the old and frail didn’t pre­pare prop­erly for retirement and res­i­den­tial care? You should raid the pen­sions of those over 60 to pay for this. Emma Budge: If you are in a care home all of your in­come is utilised and you are left with £20 a week to buy what you please. Older peo­ple with care needs who have pen­sions do pay to­wards their care – which de­pletes very quickly when peo­ple are liv­ing longer. Ray Edge: I’d hap­pily pay more if we ac­tu­ally got value for money! Mick War­ren: 3 per cent of this is ring fenced to go to­wards the spi­ralling costs of so­cial care as our pop­u­la­tion lives longer. Emma Wat­tis: And I’ll bet the cuts will con­tinue though....

This Big Picture, Look­ing over Walker Barn af­ter last week’s snow, was sent to us by Don Daw­ber. Email your images to mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­media.co.uk or add them to our Flickr page at flickr.com/groups/mac­cpics. We’ll print the best ones

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