Thursday, October 22, 2009

Creative alternative to NAMA...and much more fun for over 50’s!

Got this via email. Great idea, now why am I not older...?

Instead of giving Seven Billion Euro’s to the Irish Banks who will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.

You can call it the Republican Retirement Plan:

There are about 1 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them 7 million Euro apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. One million job openings – Unemployment fixed

2) They MUST buy a new car. One million cars ordered – Auto 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

5) They MUST buy 100 Euro of alcohol/tobacco a week …. and there’s your money back in duty/tax etc.

It can’t get any easier than that!


  1. Pat, I like that one a lot! It's a bit crazy when the jokes make more sense than the reality! Regards,

  2. Hey Pat,

    Best wishes from California!

    Anthony Grace :-)

  3. Anthony, long time no hear. Hope all is well with you in N Cal.
    Weather ceratinly better than here.
    Do you get back to Clonmel much?

  4. Was back once in 2005 with my wife and son. Only other time was in 2 years earlier, spending a week with my mam 9 days before she passed on. Very happy over here but still getting used to the heat. One has to keep the beer cold 24/7 ;-)

    Great to actually talk with someone from Clonmel! Best to you and the family :-)