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It Takes a 'Macho Man' to Stimulate This Economy

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

There are plenty of critics ready to rail about everything from the potential nationalization of Bank of America and Citigroup, to the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler and the mortgage-rescue plan.

Riverfront Times

But it takes a real "Macho Man" to offer a plan of his own.

Well, a "Macho Man" impersonator, anyway.

When he isn't impersonating former pro wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage, or working security for D-List celebrities, St. Louis resident J.R. Moore spends his time crunching numbers to formulate an economic-stimulus plan he told the Riverfront Times is better than President Obama's.

The crux of his plan is simple: Play the lottery.

Specifically, the Pick 4 game.

Here's how it works: Moore has been playing the Missouri pick 4 and tracking the winning numbers for the past year like a mad mathematician, scrawling the numbers in a tattered journal. He's already won $12,000 using his home address, 4020, and estimates that a resident's chance of winning is 1 in 10,000.

That's a lot better than the standard lottery odds, which are something like 150 million to 1.

By Moore's calculations, with two daily drawings, if every resident in St. Louis played his or her home address, a dozen or so people could win each day, earning $3,000 to $6,000, which they would then in turn pump into the St. Louis economy.

Maybe it's time to piledrive this economy.

It's a ma-cho, ma-cho plan
It's got to be
a ma-cho plan (yeah, yeah!)

It's got to be a ma-cho!

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