A Bold Plan for Employment

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Washington, D.C. – Representative Sue Casi (I-PA) has introduced a bill to increase employment by firing several thousand Americans. The Decadal Millionaire Adjustment Bill would – once a decade – fire all individuals with a net worth in excess of one million dollars.

“The people with no money,” Rep. Casi explained, “are the ones who need jobs the most, not the people with money to burn. This bill, by forcing the early retirement of millionaires, will open positions for thousands of unemployed Americans while infusing new blood in our corporations.”

In the decade between “adjustments,” non-millionaires could become millionaires without penalty, but it would be illegal for the fired millionaires to earn a paycheck. Rep. Casi continued, “If they buy a couple yachts and their worth drops to $999,999, and they become worried where they will find their next meal, then they can rejoin the work force. But, as long as they have over a million, they don’t need a job.”

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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    You’ve certainly thought this through!

    Reads like a news report, which I think is the style you’re going for, so well done one pinning that down – it gives you either an interesting narrative style that you could choose to work with if you want to continue, or you could switch to third person and focus on the writer of this piece…

    Either way, it’s clever, and, actually, quite a good idea – I particularly like the idea that sub-millionaires might worry where they’re going to get their next meal from – in a way you almost give the message that such enormous amounts of money are pointless.

    More and more layers as I think about it! MH :)

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