I got this as an email so I I looked it up. So here is what a reader came up with.
This appeared in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper.
The Business Section asked readers all week..... for ideas on "HOW WOULD YOU FIX THE ECONOMY?
This one was the best idea. I think this guy nailed it.
Dear Mr. President,
There's about 40 million people over 50 years old....... in the work force - pay them $1 million apiece severance with the following 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.
Like I have been saying, they are bailing out the wrong people
Source: St Peterburg Times, February 8, 2009.