Mr. President: Fix! That! Economy!

Like everyone, I get my share of chain emails – virus-alert! cutest-kittens-evah! you-must-watch-this-video! this-is-amazing! – you know the ones. I just delete most of them, but there are some I open (Jane! – because she doesn’t waste my time).

Today, I happened to open one from someone I’d normally delete. And found this gem:

Dear Mr. President:

There are about 40 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. 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.

Problem solved.

One response to “Mr. President: Fix! That! Economy!

  1. Ms. Holland,

    That e-mail is a little old. As nonsensical as that gem is, I’m surprised the White House has not carefully considered it. However, the title of your post is right on. Mr. President fix the economy. The answer is that he does not know how. So what is the President doing? He blames Wall Street. He blames Congressional Republicans. He blames Insurance Companies. He blames George Bush. He wants to know whose ass to kick. Jon Stewart said it. How about kicking his own ass?

    21 months and $ trillions after taking office, unemployment is still too high. So lets take a trip in the way back machine to January of 2009. The President promised that his Stimulus would create 3 million new jobs in the next two years. He has less than 3 months to reach his goal.


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