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From a senior citizen around
80 yrs. of age.

The Fix

There recently was an article in the St. Petersburg , Fl.
Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on: "How
Would You Fix the Economy?" I think this guy nailed it!

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!

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When I make my first $40 Trillion dollars, this is exactly what I'm going to do... ::) :D

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Nice, I like it, and according to this fix I have a little over a year left to work. :D

I was reading an article a while back talking about this very problem, i.e. older workers are staying employed longer due to the bad economy, rising healthcare costs and the like. This has really squeezed the younger workers out of jobs, especially considering you could hire two of them for every older worker that retires!

At my workplace, we are choosing to deal with this by keeping a steady stream of college students employed with us while they are still in school. In this way, we can tap into a new workforce when we can't afford all those high dollar salaries or when there are retirements.
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