This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times
Newspaper on Sunday.
The Business Section asked readers for ideas on “How
Would You Fix
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 and their constituents pay their taxes…
via my dad.
EDIT… as my dad pointed out in his next email, this would cost 40 trillion dollars.