Sunday, February 8, 2009

Public Retirement Insurance

Here’s my idea for public retirement insurance:

For about $600 retail and hopefully even less in quantity, the government could issue every citizen who turns sixty-five a Model 637 Smith & Wesson revolver and one bullet. When a retiree decides there’s no more point in living, he or she could blow their brains out.

For less than one month’s retirement check, we could save years of social security payments to tired old folks who have nothing to live for. They would die with the satisfaction of knowing they saved their country money by ending their miserable lives. And there would be more money left for well-adjusted oldsters.

The Social Security deficit would disappear and politicians could again begin dipping into it for pet projects. Smith & Wesson would become so profitable that it could offer deep discounts to law enforcement departments. And it would create new jobs to help the floundering economy.

As retirees died, their handguns would be turned in so the government could recycle them to new retirees and generate even greater savings.

It could be the solution to our social security shortfall.

Model 637
1-7/8" Revolver

SKU: 163050
Caliber: .38 S&W Special +P
Capacity: 5 Rounds
Barrel Length: 1-7/8"
Front Sight: Serrated Ramp
Rear Sight: Fixed Notch
Firing System: N/A
Grip: Uncle Mike's Boot
Trigger: .312" Smooth Target
Hammer: .240" Semi-Target
External Safety: N/A
Frame: Small - J Frame Rd
Finish: Glassbead
Overall length: 6-5/16"
Material: Aluminum Alloy / Stainless Steel
Weight Empty: 15 ounces

*Suggested Retail, Dealer Sets Actual Pricing.

(photo and specs courtesy of the Smith & Wesson web site )

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to global warming we won't be able to leave our old folks on ice flows anymore.