22 April, 2009

Patriotic Retirement

I received this in an email today, and I really don't know if this actually appeared in the ST. Petersburg Times or not, but I thought it was great and needed to be shared.

Patriotic Retirement - This Would Work:

This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on
Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix The Economy?"

I thought this was the BEST idea. I think this guy nailed it!

Dear Mr President,

Patriotic retirement:
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force;
Pay them $1 million a piece severance with stipulations:

1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

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

All this and it's still cheaper than the "bailout."

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