Thursday, July 12, 2012

Proposed letter to Mr. Cameron

I received an email with this proposed letter in it this morning.  Food for thought!!!  It could apply to any country.  (I think it has been doing the rounds for some time).

Dear Mr Cameron,

Please find below our suggestion for fixing the UK '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

5) They MUST buy £100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week - There's your money back in duty/tax etc

It can't get any easier than that!

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.

Also..... 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.

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.

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.


  1. Where do I apply for MY £1 Million? Very good!

  2. Replies
    1. Yes, some it sounds plausible doesn't it.

  3. We are "doing our bit" for the UK, then, but without the £1m pay out

    We have retired at age 55/56, or rather my husband has been made redundant. He didn't get £1m, he got £32k, which conicidentally represents a thousand for each year worked at his last job. My only child is already educated to degree level. We have a French car, but then, we are in the EU. We will have paid off our mortgage quite soon, and start taking his professional pension when he is 60, but will have to wait until at least the age of 67 for the state pension. HOWEVER, his job is now done in China for a fraction of the price, so that has NOT freed up a job for a suitably quailified Brit.

    His 95 year old mother is in a private care home, with ensuite loo/basin, baths or showers whenever needed and hot food which is hot, and salads and sandwiches which are not, as appropriate, and she is supervised and monitored as much as she needs to be. We had to sell her house to pay for this. It costs £37k per annum.

    We know no-one in gaol so cannot comment on that.

    We would happily spend £100 pw on booze. We could have a decent bottle of wine a day, rather than the best bargain we can find, as we do at present.

    Where do we sign up?

    1. I must say the care is good where my hubby is. It is $5,000.00 a month, which is slightly less that your mother-in-law, but no en-suites. The home he was in for respite was very new and had en-suites but the dementia unit was larger and on the first floor.

      I was told by lots of people that the home he is in now is the best one and must say the carers are wonderful. I just hope he can stay there. He has been having so many falls it is getting hard for the staff to manage him as well as the other 14 people in the unit.

      I think if I drank even $100 a week of booze I would be out of my mind.

  4. I have two friends who work in demntia units - their stories are sad. They were sharing about how Sweden look after their elderly - seems a great system.
    Love Leanne