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Old 01-08-2010, 07:54 AM   #10
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Post Re: PM Stephen Harper Ties The Knot With 3 Prorogations Since Taking Office

Originally Posted by THE eXchanger View Post

Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:11:11

Dear Mr. Harper,

Please find below my suggestion for fixing Canada's economy.

Instead of giving billions of dollars to banks and car companies,
that THEY will squander and waste
the money on lavish parties
and unearned bonuses,

we suggest you utilsie the following plan:

There are about 20 million people over 50 in the work force.

Pay everyone who is over 50
$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 Canadian 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 / petrol a week...
there's your money

back in duty / tax etc

It can NOT get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed,
have all members of parliament pay back
their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances.

If you think this would work,
please forward to everyone you know.

If not, please disregard

Point #5 would "disqualify" many Canadians over 50 who don't indulge in those particular "vices"....even though I enjoy them...and point #4 is obsolete as there are many Canadians over 50 who have no children that would welcome a severance package of $1million for early retirement.
The word "retirement" is a wonky word anyways....its meant to reflect a person's level of income......and whether you've been slogging away at the same job for X number of years.
How can a person feel truly "retired" or in "retirement mode" if they have had a patchy work history, accumulated minimal income or assets from their work experiences and yet are approaching "retirement age". Unless a person is physically or mentally disabled the word "retirement" becomes obsolete even to the banks.
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