This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, recently.
The Business Section asked readers for ideas on
"How Would You Fix the Economy?"
This guy nailed it:
Dear Mr. President,Patriotic retirement:
There are 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.
All this and it's still cheaper than the 'bailout'.
Submitted by Beach Resident and Super Community Volunteer: Vicki Riley. Thank You!