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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nothing to write about? just steal something.

After an enforced break from blogging because her internet connection
(connected that is) my sister Merle came up with this gem,
while we do share some readers I don't
want my others (if there are any?)
to miss out so I have reprinted it here.

(Please feel free to insert the appropriate name for your leader and send him/her this solution.)

Dear Mr. Rudd,

Please find below my suggestion for fixing Australia's economy. Instead
of giving billions of dollars to banks and insurance 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 3 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.
Three million job openings. Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new Australian made car.
Three million cars ordered.Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST buy a house or pay off their mortgage.
Housing crisis fixed.

4) They must send their kids to school/ college/ University.
Crime rate fixed.

5) They must buy $50 of alcohol/ tobacco a week.
There's your money back in duty and taxes.

It can't get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all the members of parliament pay
back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances.

Somethings are just too good not to share.


Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ It was a good one wasn't it. I wonder if anyone actually sent it to Mr. Rudd. Cheers, Merle.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I like it...I like it. Happy Weekend Peter... ~Joy

Cliff said...

It makes too much sense so it will never sell int he US.

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! nice plan fits for all countries !

Walker said...

Yup, thats about right.
The rich get richer and the poor die

FoxyMoron said...

Love it! Sure would solve our problems.