Dear Mr. President,
Here is my plan for fixing the economy.
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay each of them 1 million dollars tax free severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1) They MUST retire.
Forty million new job openings – Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a house or pay off their mortgage.
Housing Crisis fixed.
3) They MUST buy a new American made car.
Auto Industry fixed.
4) They MUST travel abroad and talk quietly in restaurants.
The reputation of Americans in Europe fixed.
You put 535 million dollars into just one corporation, Solyndra, and it didn’t create a single positive job. In fact, Solyndra was responsible for 1,100 negative jobs when your friends closed up the shop after they got the money. My plan creates positive jobs and will pay for itself by taking millions off the unemployment rolls, turning them from tax receivers to tax payers. (Don’t do the math. The President doesn’t. Why should we?)
If more money is needed, have all the members of your administration and Congress pay their taxes.
Sincerely yours, a man over 50