Sunday, March 29, 2009

A different stimulus package

This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper. My uncle emailed it to me.The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "HowWould You Fix the Economy?" Here is what one reader responded with.

Dear Mr. President,

Patriotic retirement: There's about 40 million people over 50 in the workforce - pay them $1 million apiece severance with the following stipulations:
1) They leave their jobs. 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/pay off their mortgage - HousingCrisis fixed.

Can't get any easier than that!

So I ask, could it be that simple? Hmmm. Something to think about.


Melissa said...

That's genius!!!

Natasha said...

Melissa took the words right out of my mouth...that's GENIUS! I love this post - what a riot...could that be the answer? Imagine??

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WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

ha, that's great!

SoMo said...

I think it is a temporary fix, but I wouldn't mind giving it a try. How about just a nice huge tax break on anyone that buys a new car or house or pays off their mortgage. I know that the husband and I would buy 2 new SUVs if there was a huge tax break in it for us. Hell, we were buying a new car every 2-3 years before this mess.