A really interesting snippet was posted in the West Australian Newspaper on Monday – a really unique take on how to fix the economic woes of the UK – but the concept could be equally applied in most countries around the world. I wonder who’s game to give it a go?
This piece was originally an email doing the rounds, that found its way to the newspaper, and then today I received another similar email but with an Aussie slant – there must be some truth in what is being suggested. You decide.
The email was addressed tot he British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Treasurer)
Dear Mr Darling (how appropriate!)
Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain’s economy.
Instead of giving billions of pounds 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 20 million p;eople over 50 in the workforce. Pay them £1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1 They must retire. Twenty million job openings – unemployment fixed
2 They must buy a new British car. Twenty million cars ordered – auto 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 £50 of alcohol/tobacco a week: there’s your money back in duty and taxes. It can’t get any easier than that!
Who’s game to start a group on Facebook to apply pressure by sheer numbers to get the worlds governments to embrace such a bold but seeingly obvious plan?! Surely we can’t do any worse than we are doing at the moment.
Over to you.