Posts Tagged ‘unfunded liabilities’


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Count the ARC for Looming OPEB Obligations


Friday May 13th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:51am PDT   •   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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Size of the U.S. Debt Visualized in 3D


Thursday July 21st, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 9:18am PDT   •   2 Comments

What do you think is taller: the Empire State Building or cube of $114 trillion dollars??? Check it out here! The 114.5 Trillion dollar super-skyscraper is the amount of money the U.S. Government knows it does not have to fully fund the Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Program, social security, military and civil servant pensions….
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Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey: Cut Federal Spending by Scrapping Federal Programs


Thursday January 20th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:13pm PST   •   0 Comments

In a January 19th article in the Wall Street Journal, “What Congress Should Cut,” former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey and FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe propose abolishing “the Departments of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development, end farm subsidies, and end urban mass transit grants, for starters.” The primary economic challenge today is…
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U.S. Cities Face Half a Trillion Dollars in Government Employee Pension Deficits


Tuesday October 12th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:53pm PDT   •   4 Comments

In a new article in the Financial Times, Nicole Bullock reports that a huge pension deficit of more than half a trillion dollars for 50 U.S. cities may produce calls for a massive federal bailout: “Big US cities could be squeezed by unfunded public pensions as they and counties face a $574 billion funding…
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