Food bank better than higher taxes
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.