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The Oban Times - - Letters -

There was, un­sur­pris­ingly per­haps, a spir­ited re­sponse to the news that Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil is to raise coun­cil tax by three per cent.

Yvie-Yvonne Young asked: ‘Where does the coun­cil tax we pay at the mo­ment ac­tu­ally go, never mind bloody hik­ing it up!! Coun­cil run ser­vices are at an all time low to a detri­ment of ev­ery­one’s health & well­be­ing, young & old! Get rid of the bug­gers that are on the high salaries that do hee-haw, in­stead of pe­nal­is­ing the front line work­ers who keep the wheels of in­dus­try turn­ing!’

Camp­bell Reid sug­gested: ‘Get rid of all the fat cats and all the hang­ers on who don’t know what they are do­ing, then ask the peo­ple what is the rea­son they are so much in debt.’

Kevin Macdougall posted: ‘I think we should stop pay­ing coun­cil tax un­til all ser­vices are im­proved!!!!’

Alis­tair Reid coun­tered: ‘Let’s put things into per­spec­tive. On av­er­age it’s only go­ing to be a cou­ple of pound a week ex­tra, hardly life chang­ing amount of money. If it helps pay for vi­tal ser­vices them am all for it.’

James Strang wrote: They have a bloody cheek we pay more than enough in taxes lo­cally and na­tion­ally for our ser­vices and it aint much of a ser­vice.’ Allan Strang Jnr said sim­ply: ‘ Two fin­gers up to that.’

Sandy Rokitta won­dered: ‘ That’s fine but what do we get for the money not value????’ Colin Cooper wrote: ‘First spend they should spend wiser be­fore rais­ing the tax.’ Thomas Shaw said: ‘Ab­so­lute Dis­grace.’

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