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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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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 apiece severance with the following stipulations:

1. They retire immediately. 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.

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.
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40,000,000 x 1,000,000 = 40,000,000,000,000 = $40 trillion

$1 million - house - car = not enough to retire on = +40 million people on medicade, medicare and welfare = government increasing taxes on remaining 90 million tax payers.=Fail.

Do you want a real solution?

Shut down the federal government except for national defense.....

2,900,000,000,000(2009 budget)-$494,000,000,000(2009 nat'l def. budget) = 2,406,000,000,000 savings going to 130,000,000 US tax payers= $18,507 per tax payer (on average).

If you had an extra $18K to spend per year would you? Could you spend it better than the gov't is spending it?

I would and I could.
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40,000,000 x 1,000,000 = 40,000,000,000,000 = $40 trillion

$1 million - house - car = not enough to retire on = +40 million people on medicade, medicare and welfare = government increasing taxes on remaining 90 million tax payers.=Fail.

Do you want a real solution?

Shut down the federal government except for national defense.....

2,900,000,000,000(2009 budget)-$494,000,000,000(2009 nat'l def. budget) = 2,406,000,000,000 savings going to 130,000,000 US tax payers= $18,507 per tax payer (on average).

If you had an extra $18K to spend per year would you? Could you spend it better than the gov't is spending it?

I would and I could.
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my daughter made me watch that last night

and the sneetches

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I know. I don't give a shit. Its just something to keep the talking heads on here out of the tech section.
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