Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Patriotic Retirement Plan

I received this (below) in an E-mail. Sorry about the post-and-run lately. I WILL find time to read your blog! Hopefully soon.


This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on last Sunday 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 and their constituents pay their taxes...


If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know. If not, please disregard.

"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatcher

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6 Comments:

Blogger Grant said...

I have to admit, that actually sounds feasible.

2:12 PM  
Blogger deni said...

I can go for that, since my Hubby is now 50, LOL

8:07 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Crazy how simple it could be, huh?! Thanks for posting that!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Tammi said...

That's incredible! Summed up in a paragraph!
I actually think that would friggin work!
Somethings gotta-give,right?
My thoughts are as usual"the rich are getting richer...and everyone else struggles to make it"
Tam

12:24 PM  
Blogger dan said...

Nothing wrong with wishful thinking.

4:51 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

hat would come out to 40 trillion dollars.
I don't know

3:37 PM  

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