Sunday, February 28, 2010

Here's some good thoughts:

I don't often rely on other people's blog posts, but there was one which began as an invite in the St.Petersburg (FL) Times, asking people what they would do to fix the economy. One woman sent in a humdinger. It got printed, and since then has been circulating around the net. I received my copy of this from David Wagie, a friend of mine who likes giving me the conservative perspective on things. Here's the blog/editorial, written as though it were a letter to the President. I loved it, and I think you'll enjoy it too.

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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 MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry
fixed.

3) They MUST 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 pay their taxes...

Mr. President, while you're at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and
Medicare. I'll bet both programs would be fixed pronto!

If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know..

If not, please disregard.


Marsha
Proud Military Mom of
SPC Joseph Siekert
and
PVT Zachary Siekert

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