The Big Fix for America

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  1. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

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    This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper

    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!

    If more money is needed, have all members of Congress and their

    constituents pay their taxes...

    If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know.

    If not, please disregard.
     
  2. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

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    +1 there it is folks ...Sadly too simple for the politicians that we need to tell us how to live
     

  3. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    Wow now that is what makes sense to me. I am about 3 years from retirement, and need to pay off my house, and I could use a new car.
     
  4. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

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