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« on: January 05, 2013, 10:07:38 pm »

Scrapping the plans for the 450 new homes wouldn't give the wmdc any extra money to spend elsewhere because they are to be built by private developers using private money.
450 bins to empty running at a loss, streets to clean running at a loss, postal service running at a loss, schools to provide places for 1200 new children running at a loss. doctors surgeries for 2000 people running at a loss. What gave you that idea Forkhandles?
Unfortunately the Government has told all local authorities to cap their rates or face the consequences. The affect of such capping is bankrupting Labour run Councils which are finding it extremely difficult to provide core services.
When they introduce austerity measures just after a recession the trick is not to increase the population otherwise you will bankrupt yourself beyond repair. The housing will indeed bring in more Council tax but because that tax is not enough to cover the core services and the welfare state system (bins. street cleaning, schools, surgeries, unemployment benefit etc) it will put a massive strain on the system.
Also, there are more roads to repair and more streets to light (WMDC has to pay the electric bill).
They cannot afford to look after the population as it is, what makes you think they can add another couple of thousand people to the list it will make it any better.
Simple closet Torie tactics my friend.
1. Government caps the rates so Council can't afford to provide services.
2. Closet Tory Labour increase the population in the area and strain the system beyond belief.
3. Council fails and introduces private sector to empty bins and provide services.
4. Once Council services have gone and private sector get all the contracts Government removes rate capping.
5. Your Council tax will then go through the roof possibly double to pay for rip off fly by night private companies providing services.
6. You are now just like America and the poor will be even poorer.
The welfare state was put here to help the poor, once it has gone then it has gone. They are trying to remove the welfare state of the Country and put us back in the stone age.

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