Saturday, May 23, 2009

I am not one that usually likes to get too political or anything as I am a believer in the old saying: there are two things you shouldn't discuss politics and religion, but I received this made me giggle a little and thought hey why not post this and see what it gets for responses. So tell me, what do you think?

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

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

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...


hale-bopp said...

Let's about because 40 million people times $1 million per person works out to $40 trillion. Given that the total U.S. annual GDP is about $14 trillion, we would have to pay every dollar earned by every person and corporation for almost three years to pay for this.

Even us liberals don't think a 100% tax rate for everyone (no exemptions and deductions allowed here) is a good thing.

In short, this is a bad idea because the math doesn't work.

OrbsCorbs said...

Giving me a million dollars, however, is a good idea.

Sassa said...

It'll never fly. Why...because it makes too much sense!

Toad said...

Oooooooooooooo. Now that's a plan.

Toad said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOP'S. Someone ALWAYS has to ruin the party. Thank's a lot H-B.

hale-bopp said...

Yeah, being good at math can be a real bitch, Toad :)

For the record, we just had a big debate about spending $787 billion on a stimulus package. $40 trillion is over 50 times that much! Not only can the U.S. not do that, the world could not do that!

Unknown said...

The cost of everything would go up.
I'd buy a house and a car, maybe collage for the kids and I'm broke again and the cost of everything is still sky high...What would I do then?...

OrbsCorbs said...

I wanna be too big to fail.

Why Not? said...

still made me giggle... even if the math doesnt work.. gotta hate that things have to make sense as well..