Does anyone think the Scottish Government should scrap the 'free' things they give to the Scottish people and invest in maybe bringing back manufacturing or infrastructure projects or anything that will bring quality jobs for people and increase the tax take?
The free things:
- Free tuition for further and higher education
- Free prescriptions
- Free personal care
Have I missed anything?
But, personally, I would still like our NHS to remain free at point of need.
I would like to know what people think the Scottish Government should spend the money on rather than all these free things.
What I don't understand is why the Scottish Government want to give free education when there is not an endless supply of jobs in this country. They get free tuition here only for them to benefit London or Australia or any traditional escape route countries for Scots. Even if they did scrap it, it would still be much cheaper than south of the border. It is 5 times the price south of the border so Scots would still get it cheaper.
If the Tories have a majority come May 7th then the Scottish budget will be slashed and some of these things may be forced to end.
Oh, I forgot the council tax freeze too. Who would like to see that go? Who thinks it is a bad policy to have a freeze on council tax?
I think "freebies" is a somewhat misused term. We get certain things for "free" on the basis that we don't get other things. For example, "free" university tuition, but vocational college places slashed. I could be cynical and suggest that the SNP may be being somewhat strategic in where they offer freebies, so that there's at least something for everyone.
It would be useful if we could see a list of "freebies" that we receive and their cost.
Considering that the state spends too much I don't think anybody should be burdened with taxation.
I do think there should be a financial penalty to university.
Care is fair enough.
Prescriptions should be paid for by the consumer.
No, as long as they pay for them, not subsidised by the English taxpayer