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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 to school/college/university -
Crime rate fixed

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Raine2001

Asked by Raine2001 at 10:40 PM on May. 23, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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 down.
    It can't 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.
    Grumpies of the World Unite
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 10:41 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Also...........
    Let's put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.
    This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
    They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and
    they'd receive money instead of paying it out.
    They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or
    needed assistance......
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 10:42 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.
    A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.
    They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
    They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.
    Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and legal aid would be free, on request.
    Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.
    Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.
    There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct
    that would be strictly adhered to.
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 10:43 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and
    showers once a week. Live in a tiny room and pay £600.00 per week and have no hope of ever getting
    out.
    Think about this (more points of contention):

    COWS
    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government
    could track a single cow, born in Appleby almost three years ago, right to the stall where she
    slept in the county of Cumbria?
    And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal
    immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 10:44 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq ... Why don't we
    just give them ours?
    It was drawn up by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for centuries and we're not using it
    anymore.

    THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
    The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or Parliament, is
    this -
    You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal', 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie'
    in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians..... It creates a hostile work environment.
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 10:45 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • My sister sent this to me, in an email. But, makes some since, doesn't it?
    Raine2001

    Comment by Raine2001 (original poster) at 10:47 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • It's an example of math illiteracy. It's a variation of an email circulated in the US, using US money. 1 million dollars multiplied by 10 million people = $10,000,000,000,000
    That's 10 trillion.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:06 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • I especially like these parts... "Let's put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home."
    "And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal
    immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow."
    "THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
    The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or Parliament, is
    this -
    You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal', 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie'
    in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians..... It creates a hostile work environment."
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 11:07 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • Well, maybe some points.....
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:49 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • I thought some of the points were hilarious!! Thanks for posting!
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:41 AM on May. 24, 2011

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