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 each severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1. They MUST retire.
This will create 40 million job openings, theoretically fixing the unemployment problem.
2. They MUST buy a new American car.
40 million cars will be purchased and/or ordered, theoretically fixing the auto industry crisis.
3. They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage, theoretically fixing the housing crisis.
It can't get much easier than that!
And if more money is needed, have all members of Congress pay their back taxes.Crush du Jour: Glenn Howerton