Friday, May 8, 2009

An idea to fix the economy?

I saw this on the internet and had to pass it along. This was proposed in response to a Newspaper's request for ideas on how to 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 3 following stipulations:

1) They have to RETIRE.

Forty million job openings.

Unemployment fixed.

2) They have to buy a new American CAR.

Forty million cars ordered.

Auto Industry fixed.

3) They have to either BUY A HOUSE or PAY OFF THEIR MORTGAGE.

Housing Crisis fixed - Bank Crisis fixed.

It can't get any easier than that!


Janelle Bartlome said...

Perfect! Plus they will use their money to visit their grandkids and take them lots of presents. Travel industry and small business fixed!

Carolyn said...

I'm all in favor! I also liked your spring pictures. I'm glad to know where you are. When do you go back east?