Comment 35846

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted November 28, 2009 at 12:12:18

James: "with social services being the largest item (of which there is almost no need in Flamborough)"

The need for social services is not geographic (which is why the financial support of them should not be area-specific). The reason there is a "need" for services downtown is because that is where the services are provided - so that's where the people who need the services go.

If we lived by the model you suggest - that the cost of services provided within a given ward are covered only by those who live there, then everyone who doesn't need services would move out of that ward. It makes no sense.

As a society, we have to decide whether we are going to provide the services or not, and if we do, all must pay equally. That's how "social" services work.

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