Well now GCC have come up with a new hair-brained scheme to raise money - via their Local Taxation Working Group...
City Treasurer Bailie Philip Braat is considering introducing a congestion charge on Glasgow's roads and a tourist tax on visitors.
Hmmm. I wonder if they've really thought this through?
You see the Glasgow economy is already suffering due to people staying away from shopping areas in the city centre because of sky-high parking charges, militant traffic wardens hiding behind corners, and those arrogant little community jobsworths that strut around like little hitlers wagging their fingers at every stray cat that walks by them.
And now GCC want to also charge you to drive in to Glasgow in the first place AND slap another charge on you if you're a visiting tourist!
Look, I'm well travelled. Believe me when I assure you that EVERY major city in the world bends over backwards to ATTRACT tourists and all the lovely money they bring with them. Tourism boosts local economies.
Dissuading tourists - and even Glaswegians themselves - from coming in to Glasgow is, well, it beggars belief.
It reminds me of a pub owner I knew many years ago who wasn't doing much business because his prices were much higher than the pub next door. His bright idea was to put his prices up even more, the idea being that he needed to make more money off of less customers (and no, I'm not making this up)!
Whatever you do Glasgow City Council, please, please, promise us you'll never, ever get in to the pub game.
Because your City Treasurer has just shown us all that he really couldn't organise a p*** up in a brewery.