|April 24th, 2009, 07:34 AM||#1|
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an article in the St. Petersburg, FL, Times Newspaper on Sunday
This is from an article in the St. Petersburg, FL, Times Newspaper on Sunday.
The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?"
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
1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new American CAR.
Forty million cars ordered - Auto
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis
It can't get any easier than that!
If more money is needed, have all members of Congress and their
constituents pay their taxes...
|April 24th, 2009, 09:36 AM||#6|
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A million dollars to last the rest of my life? You have got to be kidding me.
That means I have to retire in about a year and a half.
Believe me, I would not mind sleeping in more often, but I guarantee, it would eventually be economically devastating. I plan to live a lot longer.
This is keeping in mind that I am not over my head in a mortgage and have no problem buying a car.
I have seen a few of these hair brained ideas. Who comes up with this shit? And who actually believes it is a good thing?
|April 24th, 2009, 09:40 AM||#7|
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The problem is they've already done this, but they put it in the wrong hands. I think the plan is a great idea. It may not be perfect, but it's a whole lot better than what they did...
|April 24th, 2009, 10:48 AM||#8|
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