How nice for the people who have pensions. Good to know that taxpayers will be on the hook for another bailout of the fortunate.
(From The Sovereign Man)
Boston College estimates the nation’s 1,400 multiemployer plans (corporate) are facing a $553 billion shortfall. And around one-quarter of those are in the “red zone,” meaning they’ll likely go broke in the next decade or so.
But Congress’ committee, assuming it works, wouldn’t even rescue the red zone plans, much less the remaining 1,200.
And it doesn’t even begin to address the real problem – the $7 trillion funding gap faced by the government’s own pensions.
Congress is stepping in because the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) – the pension equivalent to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – is completely insolvent.