Wednesday, April 15, 2009

If You Are Age 50 or Older - Fixing The Economy!!!

A relative sent this to me and I just had to pass it along.

If you are age 50 or older, you will love this idea! Sounds like plain, common sense to me! But then, I am over 50 so I may be a little prejudiced.

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.


  1. ROTFLOL, I love that one!!! I could retire too :). hehe

  2. oh I love this guy! He makes more sense than any one I've heard yet! lol

  3. $40 million? Chump change to Wall Street!

  4. As part of the over 50-set, this makes perfect sense to me... 8)
    After the car and the mortgage, I could spend the rest of the money on yarn, right?

  5. Yeah! I tagged you, please go to my blog!

  6. 50 is just around the corner for me!!! Makes sense to me! LOL!