Archive for May 13th, 2016

Count the ARC for Looming OPEB Obligations


Friday May 13th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:51am PST   •   0 Comments

When counting the cost of government, taxpayers should pay close attention to OPEB, the “Other Post-Employment Benefits” of government employees aside from their pensions but including their health care costs. Now taxpayers have a calculating tool, State Retiree Health Plan Spending: An examination of funding trends and plan provisions, a new report from the...
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The National Debt Burden per Household


Friday May 13th, 2016   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 9:50am PST   •   1 Comment

How has the national debt burden per typical U.S. household changed during the last 8 years? To answer that question, it might help to know what a typical U.S. household is. For our purposes, a typical American household is one that earns the median household income, which means that 50% of U.S. households earn...
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