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Not everyone has sufferred in the financial downturn...
Many people have made fortunes despite or, indeed, because of the credit crunch and the following economic troubles.
Some who were successful even before the hard times have still managed to increase the amount of champagne they can quaff while millions suffer unemployment, budget cutbacks and growing credit card balances.
The following list of entrepreneurs and investors who have grown their wealth over the past five years includes those you might consider villains, geniuses and heroes.
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Well now Mr Cameron, why not take a leaf out of Penny Streeter's book. If SHE can start an agency for hiring out Doctors and Nurses, then why can't a similar agency be set up by the NHS?
It would, in essence, be completely self financing. If the NHS is forced to pay such ridiculously exorbitant fees of £120 per hour for just one nurse, surely a similar agency, run by the NHS itself would be saving the Country millions!!!!!!!
Why should WE be putting up to £80 per hour, per nurse, into Penny Streeter's OWN POCKET???
This situation is absolutely outrageous, and the solution seems to be so simple.
I read about Penny Streeter and her organisation taking advantage of the staff shortage in the NHS and how the tax payer foots the bill for training nurses at university.
If the Government would stop staff cutbacks and allow the hospital etc, to employ the staff which are required to run the service ,then the staff who have been trained at great expense to the tax payer could take up the positions, there would then be no need for agencies like the one run by Penny Streeter or anyone else.
The writer who suggested the NHS could set up its own agency has a good point. Previously temporary staff were recruited from a local list of bank workers
The real question we should be asking, is why is the government cutting back on staff in the first place when they are clearly needed?.
Oh and by the way I don't want comments on my spelling or grammar.
I unfortunately suffered a double subarachnoid brain anuerysm in June 2010 and as a result was made redundant even although I had made a full recovery and my GP had given me a date to return.
I have was with this company for 13 loyal years and they treated me like this. I am on the dole heap now with one interview in 11 months.
My house is due to be repossesed soon and my car which 'was' needed will be on the market.
I know to this day if I hadn't suffered my anuerysm that i'd still be employed.
Great luck to all the people that made it in life.. I just wish some of them could help me at this current time.
£67.50 PER WEEK doesn't go very far as you all know but because I have worked for every minute and since 1984 possesion including my house I get no help whatsover. It's wrong.
Clever people make Money and more Money even in bad times
They are not millionaires for nothing.
Just wish I had zero point one percent of their cash,
But I don't so lets enjoy life without stress.
I am happy for all the rich people, and I also feel so bad for the poor people. The margin between the rich and the poor is extremely massive, while some people are struggling to have just one meal a day! some are throwing millions of pounds away. Some even has so much that they do not know what to do with the money anymore, people don't even have mercy anymore and the only reason why some people wants to have money is to oppress their neighbour.
Going to University used to be away to become a somebody in life but not anymore, is not by what you know anymore is by who you know..
poor screwed over by the rich - 90% of wealth held by 10% of people and getting worse
what happens to capitalism when they have 100% ?? in the last 20 years governments
have stopped the natural redistribution of wealth like pay and inflation witch only effected the 90% of people
then the 90% they browed and now we are hear and as far as i can see the majority of the 90%
have no spare cash if they don't spend then the top earners of the 90% have no spare cash they don't spend unemployment goes up the government have to tax the 90% more on & on
just wait till unemployment hits 3 Mil tax & benefits implode
Private - nursing firms are a bigger con than Wonga. At least Wonga customers make their own decisions. My taxes have already paid for the training of nurses (who get paid whilst training and do not pay Uni fees as again mine and your taxes pay) who then have the gall to leave the NHS ,set up "private" nursing companies who's ONLY and massively lucrative client is the most mis-managed health service in the 1st world.....the sainted NHS.
To Chad Cartright.
Unfortunately Chad, you cannot blame someone like Penny Streeter for shamelessly ripping off the NHS. There will always be sharks like this looking for a way to gain personally from any situation. If the government are thick enough to allow it by not employing enough of their own nurses at say £15 per hour then why shouldnt the likes of this woman take advantage ? The government could stop it any time they want, but they choose to allow parasites like this to continue to latch on to the public purse. I know it isnt right Chad, but if Dave and his boys want high unemployment, it comes with a price like everything else.
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