Wasting our money

WHAT a crazy world we live in.

No money for life-saving medication, ever increasing pot holes, bins or indeed paying off the country’s trillions of debts, but plenty of money it seems for sheer luxuries like the new Piazza outside the Minster, council staff enjoying trips to Paris or China, millions for the Art Gallery, the Arts Barge and now, the latest benefactor, York Theatre Royal, however deserving cases they all may be.

And to toast the good news only the finest champagne will do. Nowt wrong with Yorkshire tap water!

Please get your priorities right. We all have to tighten our belts, so don’t waste more of our now so precious funds. After all, we are constantly spending money we haven’t got.

Barbara Hudson, Eastfield Crescent, York.

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11:14am Mon 4 Feb 13

Zetkin says...

I'm afraid you're picking out the wrong targets, Ms Hudson.

It's not the fault of the Minster, the art gallery or the theatre that the government is destroying the NHS and local democratically run services.

The stark truth is, there is more than enough money swilling around this country to pay for all these essential services and for cultural activities.

The problem is, that the rich have decided they want to keep it all for themselves, and beggar the rest of us.

The solution is to oppose all the Tory cuts, and not succumb to the government's attempts to divide us.
I'm afraid you're picking out the wrong targets, Ms Hudson. It's not the fault of the Minster, the art gallery or the theatre that the government is destroying the NHS and local democratically run services. The stark truth is, there is more than enough money swilling around this country to pay for all these essential services and for cultural activities. The problem is, that the rich have decided they want to keep it all for themselves, and beggar the rest of us. The solution is to oppose all the Tory cuts, and not succumb to the government's attempts to divide us. Zetkin
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1:12pm Mon 4 Feb 13

jorvik says...

Zetkin wrote:
I'm afraid you're picking out the wrong targets, Ms Hudson.

It's not the fault of the Minster, the art gallery or the theatre that the government is destroying the NHS and local democratically run services.

The stark truth is, there is more than enough money swilling around this country to pay for all these essential services and for cultural activities.

The problem is, that the rich have decided they want to keep it all for themselves, and beggar the rest of us.

The solution is to oppose all the Tory cuts, and not succumb to the government's attempts to divide us.
Yes and stop all foreign aid payments from taxpayers and leave it to NGO and charity voluntary donations,then we can fund away at home
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid you're picking out the wrong targets, Ms Hudson. It's not the fault of the Minster, the art gallery or the theatre that the government is destroying the NHS and local democratically run services. The stark truth is, there is more than enough money swilling around this country to pay for all these essential services and for cultural activities. The problem is, that the rich have decided they want to keep it all for themselves, and beggar the rest of us. The solution is to oppose all the Tory cuts, and not succumb to the government's attempts to divide us.[/p][/quote]Yes and stop all foreign aid payments from taxpayers and leave it to NGO and charity voluntary donations,then we can fund away at home jorvik
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1:31pm Mon 4 Feb 13

ColdAsChristmas says...

I believe Miss or Mrs Hudson has a valid point. And to make matters even worse we are facing a rise in local taxation to help pay for this, including a possible Green bin revolt.
Certainly there is a need to help the poorest in the world but I'm minded by the fact that I have seen many third world roads in much better condition than those I see and drive on in Yorkshire.
We need to be far more careful how our revenue is spent. Not many years ago we were giving aid to China, the very country we own most of our national debt to!
I believe Miss or Mrs Hudson has a valid point. And to make matters even worse we are facing a rise in local taxation to help pay for this, including a possible Green bin revolt. Certainly there is a need to help the poorest in the world but I'm minded by the fact that I have seen many third world roads in much better condition than those I see and drive on in Yorkshire. We need to be far more careful how our revenue is spent. Not many years ago we were giving aid to China, the very country we own most of our national debt to! ColdAsChristmas
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