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Sunday, March 22, 2009

How would YOU fix the economy?

There was an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday.

The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?"

Here is the BEST idea submitted thus far:

Dear Mr.President:

Patriotic retirement:

There's about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million a piece severance with three 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.

Done, done and done. Now, let's fix our health care and educational systems, then deal with immigration and the environment, then get out of Iraq and Afghanistan so we can finally deal with the Israeli-Palestinian . . . ahem . . . "peace process".

(Hat tip to Doug)


Barry Fernelius said...

The only itty bitty problem with the plan is that it would add 40 TRILLION DOLLARS to the existing national debt.

Other than that, it's OK.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

I think the idea is that we abandon the present "stimulus package."

Katie Schwartz said...

How brilliant, it's so straightforward and sensible. I love it. The guy is right.

Doorman-Priest said...

I'm a European Socialist. Everytime I speak Republicans shout at me for being the Anti-Christ.

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be 40 trillion, where do you get that number? 40 times 1 million is 40 million mane.