Now this is some smart thinking!
This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper back in April.
The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the
I think this guy nailed it!
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
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 - fixed.
It can't get any easier than that!
If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know.
If not, please disregard.