Archive for May 28th, 2010

Two Birds With One Stone: A Modest Proposal

As dakine laments, when confronted with continuing 10% unemployment, Obama and the Democrats would apparently rather address the Social Security “crisis” (“it is necessary to gut Social Security in order to save it”) than extend unemployment or promote job creation.

But I ask, why can’t the government do both at the same time?  It could hire a bunch of unemployed people to put seniors on ice floes to reduce the burden on Social Security.  The OMB could calculate the age cutoff and the size of the client base, and then millions of “floe consultants” could be deployed to assist them onto the next phase of their lives.  And since global warming has depleted the supply of ice floes, even more Americans could be employed in the manufacture of artificial ones.  It’s a win-win-win!

1 comment May 28th, 2010 at 07:29am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Social Security


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