#100days #100words #day2
In Scotland we more than pay our own way. One of the most frequently asked questions you will have heard is ” how will we afford it ?”. According to Government figures in 2012 Scots paid £56.9bn in tax. That works out at £10,700 per person. However the UK as a whole people paid only £9000 per head in tax. In fact in the last 30 years the average tax receipt per person in Scotland has been higher than the rest of the UK.
Therefore clearly financially we can afford to be independent as we absolutely generate enough taxation in Scotland to sustain a country of our size. The question is do you want to vote #yes so that the money we generate in tax is spent on what those who live and work here want it spent on? Or vote no to continue giving our money to Westminster and let them decide what we want it spent on?
Indy Ref: over the last weeks lots of people have said to me ” they want to vote yes but need to know why they should” so I’ve decided to give you one word a day from now until September 18th. Each with an explaination. 100 words 100 reasons to vote #yes #100reasonsforyes
I believe that the closer decisions are made to where they impact upon the most the better that decision is. It is fundamentally better for Scotland if all decisions for our country are made by the people that care most about Scotland. That is the people that live and work in Scotland.
This principle can perhaps be better understood if we think locally. Most of you will live in Inverclyde. We elect local councillors to form an administration. All of them live in Inverclyde. Therefore each and everyone of them make every decision with only 1 thing at heart, the best interest of Inverclyde. Could you imagine if all the decisions about our local schools, roads, houses and how we spent our budget etc where made by councillors in Aberdeen or Dumfries ( same goes for people living there vice versa) ? So why should decisions that effect Scotland as a whole be made over 500 miles away in London by people whom many of them have never even been to Scotland?
Vote Yes for DEMOCRACY