Just how much tax will be enough?
THE recent story regarding Welsh council tax increases poses the question: when is there ever going to be enough to satisfy the public sector?
Every year without exception, council tax has soared in Wales. We the plebs are expected to pay more for less, while the public sector thrives on our misery.
The suggestions of reorganisation of the 22 authorities to seven or eight, did not survive the cowardice and incompetence of the WAG. The WLGA has seen off the political pygmies of Labour in the Bay.
That the Assembly has failed Wales is beyond doubt, little people lost in politics. No restructuring of local government, because Labour has the most councillors to lose, so the cowardice and incompetence continues in the Assembly and council chambers across Wales.
I believe the national wage structure must be replaced with regional pay. Here in Wales, the working majority have allowed themselves to be mercilessly exploited and rubbished by our public servants for years. Now the perilous state of the economy demands these pampered people be paid what they are worth, to the public they claim to serve.
How can civil and public servants earn on average £5,099 more than the private sector?
The minimum wage is the same, the living wage is the same. Where the difference is alarming is what managers and directors think they are worth. Hundreds of thousands a year plus gold-plated pensions and the right not to be sacked, no matter what you do or how much you lose your authority. I believe it’s time to pay these pampered people what they are worth, not what they can wring out of Labour councillors. Jeremy Lawrence