Friday, March 27, 2009

Give 1 million dollars each to workers over 50 (HUMOR)

Well. Here's an idea:

Give $1 million to workers over 50

Patriotic retirement: There are about 40 million people over 50 in the workforce. Pay them $1 million apiece severance pay with these 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.

- George H. Martin, Pacifica, CA (Opinion Section, San Jose Mercury News)

That's tax free, right? Thank you, Mr. Martin. Let's hope the President calls. (1)

Who stopped looking at her 401K a long time ago.

P.S. Can we make it $2 million? Because you've just made me spend a good deal of it, and my generation is going to live up into our 90's.

My thanks to gardengal for sending this to me.

(1) Humor Update 3/29 - Some folks didn't get the irony here, so I'm making it clear: See Cost of and this story on the cost of the Financial Bailout to see what arrogance, stupidity and greed have cost us thus far.

Yet people still want the government to magically fix things, and they want our President to do that all at once, but they don't want to have to sacrifice themselves to make that happen.

As the rude (anonymous) person says in the comments below, do the math.

40 million people x 1 million = ?


Anonymous said...

Hope they wait until after July 4th, the day I turn 50! I'll do it.

Michelle/MouseDemon said...

Similar things have been said over this side of the pond. Pay off everyone's mortgage. That's it. It means that the housing market starts to move again, people would have more money to spend and save, which gets the economy moving again. And would be a LOT cheaper than the bank bailouts that are happening.

However, perhaps that it just too simplistic an idea. Or just makes too much common sense...

Anonymous said...

If you do the math, 40millionx1million, that is a 40trillion does not make sense at all!

Dj Connell said...


I know. It's a joke :-)

George said...

Accidently found my joke letter to the edidtor here while searching GOOGLE for some information.

Glad to see at least some realized it was only meant as a joke.

George Martin

Anonymous said...

ok 40 trill is too much.. well lets make it only for 65 & above? that would help the health care industry, some jobs, some housing and me because I am 33 and my mom is 66.