How would you fix the economy?

Summer 2009 CSANews Issue 71  |  Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.Back to list

This excerpt was published in both the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and the Desert News in Utah. The author had a rather interesting idea about how to fix the troubled U.S. economy...

Dear Mr. President:
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million each in severance, with the following stipulations:
  1. They retire immediately. Forty million job openings; unemployment fixed.
  2. They each buy a NEW AMERICAN car. Forty million cars ordered; auto industry fixed.
  3. They 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 of Congress and their constituents pay their taxes.