The Pros And Cons Of The NIRA

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There were many associations in the USA, and one of the most important ones was the NIRA, the National Industrial Recovery Act. President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded it in his One Hundred First Days, and approved the law on the 16 of June in 1933. (Hansan)Like everything, the NIRA had its pros and cons, but overall what was the impact of the NIRA in USA?

The NIRA had benefits on the USA and it helped the country economically. The first thing it did was establishing justice between commerce. To do so, it established the NRA, which was in charge of removing any obstacles so people and companies would be able to trade internationally and inside the country. It created a code system for every single industry that had a force on law. (Hansan)
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Well this is like what happened to the NIRA. At first, everyone thought it was a great idea, and it was going to help everyone get out of the Great Depression. However, this isn’t what happened. People started complaining that it was doing too much, or it was doing too little; depending on who they were. (Rich or poor) People were complaining that the NIRA wasn’t letting them raise the prices or cut down wages, and therefor their business wasn’t going like they would have liked to. Also, although it did help many people get a job, there were still many more who were unemployed, so they were still suffering badly and they were still poor- poverty wasn’t over yet. The NIRA had created many codes and regulations which people complained was hard to keep up with and harder to remember them all. It was all just very confusing. USA was and still is a country with very poor people and with very rich people so it was hard to find regulations to apply to everyone so they would all be happy because everyone wanted different things. Since one of the main things the NIRA accomplished was giving jobs to people, the ones who already had good jobs and had a lot of money didn’t like this idea because they were paying a very high tax, which would then go to the poor people for not working or doing unnecessary jobs. They complained that they had money because they had worked hard for it so it wasn’t fair for them. Since they had to pay high taxes, people got demotivated and didn’t work as hard. Roosevelt additionally gave too much power to the state government, so it was unconstitutional. (Walsh) As you can see, people had diverse opinions on the NIRA, and it was hard to please everyone at the same time because people had different

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