This was an article ( so I'm told ) from the St. Petersburg Times newspaper on Sunday.
The Business Section asked readers for their ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?"
I think this reader nailed it!
Dear Mr. President,
Patriotic Retirement: There's about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million dollars apiece Severance Pay with these 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.