Where will we find money?

First published in Letters

NATIONALIST Mr Nutt claims Plaid Cymru’s Caerphilly councillors are trying to sort out the senior officers’ pay rise problem (Argus, 7 January).

They took their time. If the Plaid Cymru-controlled council had sorted the issue before May 2012, when they should have, they wouldn’t have any excuse to whinge now. And if they were so unhappy when the decision to pay the rises was made, why didn’t they object at the time? Mr Nutt knows, too, that the forthcoming council tax benefit cut is the fault of the Westminster ConDem government, not the Labour Welsh Government. If he wants the Welsh Government to make up for the cuts, what Assembly budget does he want the money to come from?

Cllr Gez Kirby Pontllanfraith

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4:12pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Llanmartinangel says...

The council tax benefit cut is the fault of the previous government who, as admitted in a note from Liam Byrne to his successor, had spent all the money.
The council tax benefit cut is the fault of the previous government who, as admitted in a note from Liam Byrne to his successor, had spent all the money. Llanmartinangel
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10:06am Sat 12 Jan 13

scraptheWAG says...

i have read Mr Nutts comments before and wonder on times if the bloke is the full pound. Why does the guy not move to north korea if he wants to live in a communist state.
i have read Mr Nutts comments before and wonder on times if the bloke is the full pound. Why does the guy not move to north korea if he wants to live in a communist state. scraptheWAG
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11:31am Sat 12 Jan 13

coalpicker says...

Initial responsibility belongs to the banking industry then successive governments, spending money on oversea aid, money we just do not have.
The high cost of unemployment which is being increased by immigration entering
a declining jobs market, putting pressure on our infrastructure IE Education, NHS, Benefits,ect across the board.The
current exercise which is turning the clock back over seventy years on hard won social security,there are people in our communities who cannot afford to eat or heat,yet see the old adage at work, Bugger you Jack I am all right ,people like Caerphilly CEO
organising a little wage increase of a
reported thirtyfive thousand,while the new police commissioner has engaged an ex colleague for the trifling sum of fiftyfive thousand pounds plus perk's putting up the police precept by over two percent,
Who pays ? the little people, suffering wage and benefit freeze . Next year it will probably get worse with a couple of million More Eastern Europeans about to descend on us and that is a Labour governments fault .
Initial responsibility belongs to the banking industry then successive governments, spending money on oversea aid, money we just do not have. The high cost of unemployment which is being increased by immigration entering a declining jobs market, putting pressure on our infrastructure IE Education, NHS, Benefits,ect across the board.The current exercise which is turning the clock back over seventy years on hard won social security,there are people in our communities who cannot afford to eat or heat,yet see the old adage at work, Bugger you Jack I am all right ,people like Caerphilly CEO organising a little wage increase of a reported thirtyfive thousand,while the new police commissioner has engaged an ex colleague for the trifling sum of fiftyfive thousand pounds plus perk's putting up the police precept by over two percent, Who pays ? the little people, suffering wage and benefit freeze . Next year it will probably get worse with a couple of million More Eastern Europeans about to descend on us and that is a Labour governments fault . coalpicker
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