How to fix the economy - Friday funny

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15 years 1 month ago #18138 by jeannielea
This really was in a Florida newspaper last Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on 'How would you fix the Economy' Here is one reply.
Dear Mr President,
Patriotic retirement:
There's about 40 million people over 50 in the work force; ask a quarter of them to leave work, pay them $1million apiece severance with these conditions:
1) They leave the work force for good. Ten million new job openings - unemployment fixed
2) They buy a NEW American car. 10 million cars ordered - auto industry fixed
3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - housing crisis fixed
4) Cost: $1,000000000000, yep, 1 trillion - not much more than the annual US military budget.
Stimulus accomplished and no increase in taxes!
Just might work you know.

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15 years 1 month ago #269276 by sod
Sounds so out of the box thinking it jolly well might work:D:D

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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15 years 1 month ago #269280 by beedee
WOW maybe JK needs to be sent this.. Id be happy to be a guinea pig for this project!!!

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15 years 1 month ago #269289 by ame
Interestingly, not only was it not in a Florida newspaper, it was not written as reported here.

The actual story can be found here:

www.snopes.com/politics/business/fixeconomy.asp

Oh, and 10 million x $1 million is, um, $10 trillion.

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15 years 1 month ago #269292 by maggies mum
Replied by maggies mum on topic How to fix the economy - Friday funny
You're such a party pooper! ;)

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15 years 1 month ago #269294 by organicltd
Also, the way to fix the supposed rising of the oceans is for every time everyone goes to the seaside in the world, to take home a litre of seawater in a bottle. It will actually reduce the levels substantially

Wine does not make you FAT it makes you LEAN...
....against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people.

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15 years 1 month ago #269328 by sod
organicltd love it think the amount our kids used to drink must have helped:)

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15 years 4 weeks ago #269455 by kindajojo
ah but the problem lies in that a litre of seawater weight about a Kg, with all that extra weight of those bottles, the land area will start to sink?

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