Friday, February 11, 2011


 Do you think anyone would dare???
[]The Fix

There recently was an article in the St. Petersburg , Fl. Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on: "How Would You Fix the Economy?" I think this guy nailed it!

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 Car. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

It can't get any easier than that!!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes..

Mr. President, while you're at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I'll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!

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

If not, please disregard.




Gary Kelly said...

Nah... that makes far too much sense to appeal to politicians.

JCinmeforever said...

YES! YES! YES! (as I shout over one of those megaphones) What a great Idea...come to think of it, I have two homes (selling one would pay off the other), I have two American cars (both paid for), after some good investments, I could make that 'stimulas' work for the rest of my life...Hummmmm! Stuffy conservatives would never let it happen, even if it did put 40 million younger people to work!
Smiles, JCinmeforever

Stew said...

Would it work?.... Yes.
Would it ever happen?.... Not a chance.
Best advise for anyone who thinks the current system doesn't work.... Learn and VOTE.