Food bank bet­ter than higher taxes

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - FEATURES -

SIr, – In my opin­ion, El­lis Thorpe’s let­ter ref­er­ence food banks goes in the wrong di­rec­tion.

Yes, peo­ple fall on hard times and if it is the fault of so­ci­ety, then so­ci­ety should pay. How­ever, it al­ways comes back to the same ques­tion – who will do the pay­ing? By cre­at­ing food banks, peo­ple’s needs are met and the thou­sands of peo­ple who do­nate food to the char­ity would prob­a­bly rather do that than have their taxes raised!

Peo­ple will snort and say ‘Tax the rich’. How­ever, look what hap­pened when Den­nis Healey tried it. The wealthy just pushed off to Switzer­land or wher­ever – and the coun­try was worse off.

A happy medium has to be struck and well run char­i­ties do a great job with­out bring­ing gov­ern­ment in­ter­fer­ence too much into play.

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