On 15 Jun 2011 at 3:49pm Webbo wrote:
Dear Mr. Cameron,
Please find below our suggestion for fixing England'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 10 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. Ten million job openings - unemployment fixed
2) They MUST buy a new British car. Ten million cars ordered - Car Industry fixed
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed
4) They MUST send their kids toschool/college/university - Crime rate fixed
5) They MUST buy £100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week .... and there's your money back in duty/tax etc
6) Instead of stuffing around with the carbon emissions trading scheme that makes us pay for the major polluters, tell them to reduce their pollution emissions by 75% within 5 years or we shut them down.
It can't get any easier than that!
On 15 Jun 2011 at 3:56pm belladonna wrote:
Does that equal 10 billion then ? I am fully supporting this plan. I'm 50 in two years time....
On 15 Jun 2011 at 4:25pm bastian wrote:
go for it webbo
On 15 Jun 2011 at 4:57pm Vesbod wrote:
Webbo, I like it, I like it.... I'll trade you my ciggies for your alcohol....
On 15 Jun 2011 at 5:28pm and wrote:
They must "voluntarily expire" at 65 thereby further reducing the burden on the NHS, food supplies, energy usage, costs of free bus passes etc. Plus everyone under that age will know they have a defined cut-off point making them aspire to do more with their lives before reaching that age.
On 15 Jun 2011 at 5:33pm Clifford wrote:
Webbo - let me buy you a drink (when I get my postal order).
On 15 Jun 2011 at 6:18pm Mr Forks wrote:
Bloody good idea, I'll be the willing recipient of any spare tobacco!
On 15 Jun 2011 at 9:28pm Vesbod wrote:
Mr Forks, any spare vino collapso ?
On 15 Jun 2011 at 10:47pm Twinky wrote:
Tiny problem : 10 million people paid £1 million each is 10^13, 10 trillion, or 10 thousand billion. about 10 times as much as the total national debt, about 70 times as much (roughly) as UK govt borrows each year, about 300 times the ¬£37 billion that the govt paid for its stake in RBS, HBOS + Lloyds TSB.....Unfortunately if this amount of cash hit our system we'd end up with horrific inflation for a while, and then everyone's purchasing power would end up roughly as it was before, although property would be even less affordable for the young, since they'd have missed out....
On 16 Jun 2011 at 9:21am 'ere be monsters wrote:
There's always got to be one spoilsport!!
On 16 Jun 2011 at 10:09am Boilers fixed wrote:
Let's just try it for the next 70 days. :0)
On 16 Jun 2011 at 1:14pm Taff wrote:
.......and put prisoners in care homes and those in care in prisons.
On 16 Jun 2011 at 1:36pm Mr Forks wrote:
While we're at it lets put politicians in the real world?!
On 17 Jun 2011 at 11:22pm AYATOLLAH HOGMANNY wrote:
How about not throwing money at all and sundry, bailing out Greece and Portugal etc, wasting money on gaddaffi ( why waste a million dollar bomb blowing up a 1 dollar tent) I could go on and on...why do the politicos not sort out this country first and any money left over squander on their pet projects.
How much money do they have invested in the arms industry to keep these squabbles going at ours and our boys lives expense!!!!