Posts Tagged ‘government pensions’

Ed O’Keefe reports at the Washington Post that the U.S. government’s postal monopoly continues to hemorrhage red ink at an astounding rate as a result of huge and unsustainable, public-employee-union pension schemes: The U.S. Postal Service reported $2.2 billion in losses during its second quarter, continuing several quarters of historic losses amid declining mail…
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Veronique de Rugy on the State Pension Time Bomb


Tuesday March 8th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:29am PST   •   0 Comments

Over at Reason Magazine, Veronique de Rugy illuminates the State Pension problem by drawing attention to the differences in accounting rules applied by the market and the government. As de Rugy notes, states are not required to pony up regular contributions to pension systems and they systematically underestimate the liabilities in pension funds. State…
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Now, What About Those Gold-Plated Benefits?


Monday November 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 2:41pm PST   •   4 Comments

Today, President Obama announced that his administration would freeze the pay of federal employees at their current level for two years.  Well, that’s a start, if the following chart from Political Calculations showing the relative pay and benefits of federal workers with respect to the average income earner in the private sector is any…
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What Should Californians Learn About Pension Reform from the French?


Monday October 18th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:27pm PDT   •   6 Comments

Despite the threat of another mass labor protest scheduled in France tomorrow, President Sarkozy is promising the modest increase in the standard retirement age from 60 to 62 will pass the legislature.  Many of the French protesters are the students and youth—angry because they feel they are entitled to these “social protections”. Young people in the…
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Obstacle to Deficit Cutting: A Nation on Entitlements


Tuesday September 21st, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:24pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In an incisive, recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Sara Murray reports that: “Efforts to tame America’s ballooning budget deficit could soon confront a daunting reality: Nearly half of all Americans live in a household in which someone receives government benefits, more than at any time in history. “At the same time, the…
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