There was an article in the St. Petersburg, Fla., Times. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on” “How Would You Fix the Economy?” I think this 80 year old guy nailed it!

Dear Mr. President,

Please find below my suggestion for fixing America's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies 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 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire now. Then there are 40 million job openings. - Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new AMERICAN CAR. Then there will be 40 million cars ordered. The auto industry is fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage. Then the Housing Crisis is fixed.

It can't get any easier that that!

P.S. If MORE money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes.

Mr. President, while you are at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I will bet that both programs would be fixed pronto!!

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

If not, please disregard,

LOL. Sounds good to me.

A blast from the past September 27, 2016.

Anonymous, Resent from Sherry Lepi?