- We the undersigned are concerned efforts to boost the economy are too narrowly focused on conventional economic measures.
- Mindful of David Cameron's commitment to ensure a "happiness index", rather than just GDP, is taken into account when considering the nation's wellbeing, we are concerned that a tax cut for the nation's top 0.7% of earners may not provide the boost our country needs.
- Instead, we feel the responsible course of action for this Government is to provide free kittens to any household in the United Kingdom who would like them.
- The benefits of this are manifold:
- 1. Unspayed cats are disproportionately concentrated in low-and-middle income homes. The income boost to such families from such a policy would therefore be more likely to boost the economy, as these groups spend a higher portion of their income than top earners.
- 2. Pet ownership encourages responsibility, altruism and patience; plus teaches core skills such as cleaning, basic pastoral care, and stroking. These could be relevant in the current job market.
- 3. Kittens are well-liked, and make people happy.
- 4. This is especially true on the internet.
- We urge you to consider seriously this proposal for a (mewling) economic stimulus package.
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