National Deal Week on November, 2017: Should we have a national poor week?

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Should we have a national poor week?

I think it's a cracking idea - but I doubt you'll find many takers.

I know damn well that I couldn't manage on £65 per week. For a start, my mortgage is more than that on its own. For those of us lucky enough to have jobs, much of our money is tied up in things like mortgages, car repayments etc. However, I don't see any reason why we couldn't have a week where we forego heating & lighting (easier in summer than winter), & or restrict food intake for a week.

I doubt there would be much uptake, but I don't think that's necessarily a reason not to do it. Perhaps if peoplewere encouraged to deal with ONE of the problems for a week, that people living in poverty have to deal with on a daily basis it would be a good start.

I CAN answer another of your questions though. You asked, "Where did i state we should all get the same?"

You didn't, but it's far easier to misrepresent what you said than it is to answer the question. As for another of your comments, I'm going to highlight this the best way I know how:

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"...you can't tell me those at the top of the tree work thousands of times harder than those at the bottom earning minimum wage."

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Finally - somebody has spotted it!! Now all we need is for the rest of the electorate to realise it and we might make some progress.

ETA: @ Kate. I don't think it would need enforcement - much as "no smoking week" isn't enforced either. It's an event in which people would be encouraged to make an adjustment to their lifestyle. No penalties necessary for non-compliance.

As for Stephen M - you don't think that the wealthy get enough? Really? You think we should have everybody emulating those who asset strip for short term gain? As for your comment, "your idea that everyone should get the same ", I can't see anywhere that anybody has said that. Not even once. How about actually answering the points made, rather than making up your own?

Christ on a bike, the tories are bad, but you sound even worse.

(Edited again to add details as ideas came to me)

The National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933?

The National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933?

The National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA) was one of the most important and daring measures of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. It was enacted during the famous First Hundred Days of his first term in office and was the centerpiece of his initial efforts to reverse the economic collapse of the Great Depression. NIRA was signed into law on June 16, 1933, and was to remain in effect for two years. It attempted to make structural changes in the industrial sector of the economy and to alleviate unemployment with a public works program. It succeeded only partially in accomplishing its goals, and on May 27, 1935, less than three weeks before the act would have expired, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.

Economists, scholars, politicians, and the public at large were deeply divided as to the underlying causes of the Great Depression and the best means to bring it to an end. In the months following Roosevelt's inauguration, his advisers, along with members of Congress and representatives from business and labor, drafted the legislation that was introduced in Congress on May 15, 1933, as the National Industrial Recovery Act. The division of opinions about the Depression was reflected in those who drafted NIRA, and the act drew both praise and criticism from across the political spectrum. Nevertheless, the urgency of the economic situation (with unemployment exceeding 30 percent in many parts of the country) pressured Congress to act.

The House of Representatives passed NIRA by a vote of 325 to 76. When it reached the Senate, however, several powerful senators opposed the bill. Some favored alternative legislation authored by Alabama Senator Hugo L. Black (who Roosevelt would appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1937), which promoted a thirty-hour work week. Some Senate progressives preferred other alternatives to NIRA. Many conservatives opposed any increase in federal powers that would result from NIRA or from other relief measures. Finally, some senators were troubled by the fact that the act suspended the enforcement of antitrust laws at the same time that it called on businesses to play a major role in drafting "codes of fair competition." Given the benefits that business was expected to derive from NIRA, New York Senator Robert F. Wagner, who had helped draft the bill, insisted that it provide a gua

national insurance number?

national insurance number?

You need to have a National Insurance number to start work but you don't need to have a plastic National Insurance number card. Keep in mind governments are not usually considered the most efficient organizations so delays are not unexpected.

If you are unhappy with the service provided. You can call HMRC directly. Usually speaking to someone in the office you have been dealing with, or to one of their helplines, will allow them to put things right quickly. Their number will be on any papers they have sent you.

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