Joe Pub­lic is be­ing milked by au­thor­i­ties

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

Dear Edi­tor

There was a theme to your cov­er­age of our lo­cal author­ity in last week’s pa­per – the prices of ev­ery­thing are go­ing up.

If it isn’t li­cences af­fect­ing taxi driv­ers and the like, cou­ples want­ing to get mar­ried are go­ing to have to pay ex­tra.

Where will it all end? It won’t!

Joe Pub­lic will con­tinue to be the cash cow milked by the UK Govern­ment, the Scot­tish Govern­ment and lo­cal govern­ment.

Now, I don’t ob­ject per se, pro­vid­ing the money goes into pro­vid­ing vi­tal ser­vices, par­tic­u­larly for those who are vul­ner­a­ble, the el­derly and chil­dren.

But is that the case? I re­main to be con­vinced. Per­haps those in head of­fice can en­lighten us? South La­nark­shire tax­payer, via email

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