This letter was sent to me today and I was asked to pass it on. I'm all for this solution to our country's financial problems.
Dear Mr. Kenny,
Please find below our suggestion for fixing the Ireland's economy.
Instead of giving billions of Euro 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 0.4 million people over 50 in the work force.
Pay them €1 million each severance for early retirement with the
1) They MUST retire.
0.4 million job openings - unemployment fixed
2) They MUST buy a new car.
0.4 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 the greedy bastards to
reduce their pollution emissions by 75% within 5 years or we shut them
It can't get any easier than that!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of Dail pay back their
falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances