Aussie Patriotic Retirement Plan

A nice one from Judy in Perth, Australia!

Dear Ms. Gillard,

Please find below our suggestion for fixing Australia’s economy.

Instead of giving billions of dollars to banks 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 10 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million each severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire.
– Ten million job openings – unemployment fixed

2) They MUST buy a new Australian car.
– Ten million cars ordered – Car Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either 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 $100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week
– and there’s your money back in duty/tax etc.

6) Instead of stuffing around with the carbon emissions trading scheme that makes us pay for the major polluters, tell those greedy companies to reduce their pollution emissions by 75% within 5 years
– or we shut them down.

It can’t get any easier than that, but if more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back
their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances!

Grumpies of the World Unite!