Saturday, March 28, 2009

A New Stimulus Plan

From the St. Petersburg Times-Sunday edition, Business Section. They asked their readers for ideas to fix the economy. Here's one that I like the best:

Dear Mr. President:
re: Patriotic Retirement

There are 40 million people over the age of 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece 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 - the automobile industry fixed
  3. They either buy a new home or pay off their mortgage - the housing crisis fixed
All national problems fixed!

A Fellow American

So, what do you think?

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