Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Email: How to Fix the Economy

Maybe some of you've seen this. Sure makes more sense than the same old "solutions."

This is from an article in the St. Petersburg , FL Times Newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?"

Dear Mr. President:

Please find 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 made CAR or TRUCK. Forty million cars & trucks ordered – American Auto Industry fixed. Chevy, Ford and Chrysler turn a profit

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed-no more foreclosed homes.

It can't get any easier than that!

If more money is needed, have all members of Congress pay their taxes...

If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know.

If not, please disregard. Then shoot yourself!!!! 1 job opening


Did it MY way said...

The simple plans that seem to work the best are always ignored. It sounds to good to be true, so the powers to be would reject it. Plus anyone who did not qualify would think it sucks. Especially the 20-30 years.

See Ya

The Fat Mermaid said...

Great idea! My parents would so go for this.

The Fat Mermaid said...

BEST IDEA EVER!!! Even if I am 20 years too young to qualify. I'm fowarding this to about 20 people and hope it gets past on! Thanks for the post!

Mayberry said...

Because it doesn't feed the looters directly, it will never happen. Nor should it happen, I think, because nobody should be given what they haven't earned. Though I'd rather see this done than what our government has been doing....

The Fat Mermaid said...

Treesong: Sorry for making so many comments on this one. My mom wanted you to know she forwarded this to some of the groups she works with and to our House Rep and Senators. She thinks that the more people who send this to the gov't and start to clamoring the better, you never know where it might lead. Thank you so much, again,for the post!

2 Tramps said...

Sounds great to us! It would sure solve a lot of issues around here!
Thanks for sharing.

MEB said...