Saturday, May 09, 2009

A Modest Proposal for Fixing the Economy

This is pretty good -- and very funny:

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 have to retire.

--> Forty million job openings.

--> Unemployment fixed.

2) They have to buy a new American CAR.

--> Forty million cars ordered.

--> Auto Industry fixed.

3) They have to either buy a house or pay off their mortgage.

--> Housing Crisis fixed.

It can't get any easier than that!

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