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Old 03-26-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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economy fix

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?"

Dear Mr.President,

Patriotic retirement:

There's about 40 million people over 50 in the work force; pay them $1 million apiece severance with 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 or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.
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I like the way you think!!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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I'm getting a serious headache trying to find out what is
wrong with that plan.


except visions of old men with pockets full of money taking
over strip clubs.
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Isn't that 40 trillion dollars?
Maybe I counted the zeroes wrong, but I got 4 trillion. Reasonable at today's prices.

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Isn't that 40 trillion dollars?
Maybe I counted the zeroes wrong, but I got 4 trillion. Reasonable at today's prices.

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How bout lending me a measly 2 mil
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Yahooo... I just turned 50. Finally at the right place at the right time !
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After getting the million, they wouldn't need to get social security either - which would fix that issue too.
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