Thursday, February 18, 2010

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 suggestions 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 of 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!

Of course, this would have to be INSTEAD of another stimulus package -
 uhhh, I mean the Jobs Bill,
and also not flushing - uhhh, I mean, spending
 the rest of the previous stimulus package(s). 

  (photos courtesy of Google Images)


Cherie said...

Excellent!!! Kudo's I would love to see it happen!!

Cynthia said...

Snort~! I'm sending a link to this post to my sister. She works for a US Congressman (the cheapest one back there who hasn't voted for any of this crap). She'll get a kick out of it.

Debbie said...

I love it! I would vote for that package in a heart beat!

Anonymous said...

lol....That is an excellent way to boost things up. The bigger problem I see is greed and terrible distribution of sources. Anyways it was a great way to kick things off. Keep up the great work with your articles and please stop by my health blog sometime. The web address is

Kristin said...

Geez - it's not hardly rocket science - to think that we could be either so lucky or so blessed . . .


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Lara said...

The barcode thing is fascinating. Thanks for sharing! Now I just have to remember!

M-Cat said...

I'll take my million and do my part to fix the economy. And ever since your last post about buying American, I have been reading a lot more labels.

Thanks girl!

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JoeyRes said...

That plan sounds just like my dad's version except that he made sure everyone in the family got money regardless of age.

It's frustrating that the big business get money. We would stimulate the economy!

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