Tuesday, August 18, 2009
From a "How Would You Fix the Economy?" article...
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Came across this post on one of the forums I frequent...
"From an article in the St. Petersburg, FL Times Newspaper on Sunday.
The Business Section asked for readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?" (I think the guy nailed it!)
Dear Mr. President:
I'd like to submit (below) my suggestion for fixing America's economy.
Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
You can call it "the Patriotic Retirement Plan".
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations.
(1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings = Unemployment fixed!
(2) They must buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered = Auto Industry fixed.
(3) The MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage = Housing Crisis fixed.
It can't get any easier than that! If more money is needed, besides printing it, have all members of Congress and their constituents pay their taxes!....
If you who are reading this, think this would work, please copy this and forward it to everyone you know."