I keep running in to things and think, “I should post that!” Alas, very shortly afterwards I forget.
The economy drags on. I’m very happy to have a job still given the market. As the Federal government keeps pumping money into the economy to keep it afloat (and for some stupid reason giving money to the banks that got us into the sh!t in the first place), I have to admire this simple plan to solve all of the issues at a single go.
Dear Mr. President:
Please find below my suggestion for fixing America ‘s economy.
Instead of giving billions of dollars to 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 40 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. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.
2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.
4) They MUST buy their own health insurance. – Health Plan for seniors just fixed!!!
It can’t get any easier than that! If more money is needed, have all members of Congress and their constituents pay their taxes… If you think this would work, please tell everyone you know.
If not, please disregard. Then shoot yourself!!!! – 1 job opening
God Bless America.
I don’t think the cutoff age should be 50 years old… Perhaps more like 60. Still, there is something very compelling about the simplicity, and afterwards, if those folks who retired want to start brand new businesses, I’d be all for that, too. More jobs!
Meanwhile, I found this article about a man, Tom Graham, who has walked every single street in San Francisco. I like to walk (and kind of wish I did more of it) but this is a dedication I will simply admire from afar. Where the heck is DeForest (street? avenue? alley?)?
The heat’s hit San Francisco. I don’t like heat, but there it is. Most people hope the weekend ends up hot, or at least warm. I’m hoping this weekend cools off!
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2 Responses to “Economic Solutions and Walking”
- Andy says (September 7th, 2010 at 09:54:45 )
That is neat. I’ve always enjoyed the photo walks that you can do for with some of the photographers of the city. Its always nice to be able to walk around a neighborhood and just take photos. Soemtimes you get to go places you never knew existed.
Ya where is DeForest St. and Richter Ave.? They must be too small for Google Map.
- douglas says (September 7th, 2010 at 10:50:38 )
I’ve never been on one of those walking photo tours but I’ve heard about them. I think there were several people here at work that did them? Can’t remember. Ah, senility.
Must remember to look for DeForest…