The right to be poor, means your money should be yours to spend. You shouldn’t be discrimated against because you can’t afford everything, and you centainly shouldn’t be forced to pay for the best for someone else. A rich person might have a new large flat screen TV in each room, in all his houses, and Sky, but the poor person might only have one second-hand TV. and freeview.
So why does the poor man pay the same for his TV licence.
TV Licence to be scrapped and replaced by a tax on television receivers and television subscriptions such as Sky.
Fixed penalty fines to be limited to £ 20 maximum, and only to be issued by the government.
No private company to issue “fines”, not for any kind of breach of contract, only to charge actual reasonable costs.
It is very unfair to traders in towns and villages that car owners are charged parking fees to visit them, but not to visit out of town complexes. From an environmental point of view, it is exactly the same if a person drives from his home in the city, to the outskirts to shop, as it is for someone to drive from the outskirts into the city to shop. City centre shops also attract shoppers on foot or train far more than out of town complexes.
Traffic jams are usually much worse on ring roads and near shopping centres than in city centres. All on-street parking should be free, and councils should allow as much parking space as possible and time limits should allow at least 3 hours.
The environly friendly measure would be to charge for parking at supermarkets, but I don’t propose this, as it’s contrary to the freedom to be poor.
The right to be poor.
Untill fairly recently, being poor meant, not earning much money, so not being able to buy much. I remember a young man on the dole in Wales in the 1980’s buying a bottle of Southern Comfort. I must have questioned the wisdom of this, and he said, when the money’s gone, I just can’t buy anything till dole day. Now the lesson from this is, he might have a couple of days of misery, but come dole day all the money was his to spend.
This was before the great relaxing of regulation in the City of London, and of Banking. Now how many people can say, on pay day, this money is mine to spend as I wish. No debt to pay, no direct debits. What I’m really asking is, if you got paid in cash, would you have to run and put some, or most of it into the bank to avoid a disaster of some kind.; charges penalties repossessions electric phone cut off etc. The freedom to be poor, would mean, can’t pay, don’t have. It sounds harsh, but it is a great improvement on the present situation. One example, don’t put money in the bank to pay your insurance debit and the bank and insurance company will charge, and then there won’t be enough money in the bank to pay the electric bill, so they’ll charge and then cut you off, and then your oil central heating pump won’t work so you’ll freeze, because you can’t even light a fire, because you don’t have a chimney or it’s a smokeless zone. New sytem, don’t pay your insurance bill, you won’t be insured, that’s it.