American Solutions I

23 03 2009

This is so simple, yet brilliant in it’s simplicity. As Dok said “I love this plan” 477px-rodin_thethinker2too!


h/t to GiovanniWorld member “The Doktor”.

I love this plan!



This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on “How Would You Fix the Economy?” I thought this was the BEST idea. I think this guy nailed it!

Dear Mr.President,

Patriotic retirement:

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force; pay them $1 million apiece severance with 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.




8 responses

23 03 2009

I love this plan, too. With a million bucks we can certainly afford health insurance for the two of us. No problem buying TWO new vehicles, one for each of us. Alas, our mortgage is paid off, but we can build a house on our hunting property in Georgia.

Works for me!!! When can we expect our check??? LOL

23 03 2009


I’m betting you don’t get a check until you have agreed to sign away your soul to the Devil himself. Which in this case, could very well be Obama!


23 03 2009
The Doktor

I forgot to add the link to this so people know that it is an actual story:

23 03 2009

I like the readers idea to Start in the Capital. My solution, Impeach The Traitor. (I’m not eligible for that patriotic retirement!)

23 03 2009

Whenever the government offers money there is something attached. Just picture the “earmarks” attached to this 40 million dollar proposal! That 40 million will be 40 trillion by the time Washington is done with it.

It’s just another way of throwing money into a bankrupt system. It doesn’t address the root of the problem which lies in the federal reserve’s repo market. Might as well be living in china because our money will be so devalued by the end of all this we could get bargains for rice and sticks.

Fix the mess by fixing the root of the problem – which is government to begin with.

23 03 2009


I had to make a joke about getting a check. No way would I sign my soul over to the devil incarnate. My soul belongs only to God. BTW – I plan to attend one of those Tax Day Tea Parties. I’ve invited some people to go with me. Now all I need to do is come up with something really good for my sign.

15 04 2009
Becky Bowers

This appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on April 12:

Editor’s note: In February we published reader suggestions — serious and otherwise — for how to fix the economic crisis. This was one of them (not “the winner” as some message boards have suggested):

“There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force … pay them $1 million apiece severance with stipulations. They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings — unemployment fixed. They buy new American cars. Forty million cars ordered — auto industry fixed. They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage — housing crisis fixed.”

We didn’t print that it would cost $4 trillion, or less than the bailout. But readers are right that this would cost $40 trillion — nearly three times the national gross domestic product and nearly four times the national debt. So, a fun idea? Sure, just like making pro athletes foot the bailout bill, investing in a national bullet train system or legalizing marijuana — all ideas our readers suggested. An effective one? Not at all. Of course, world leaders’ ideas haven’t been terribly effective yet, either.

It’s not too late to share your ideas at

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