Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about the coming pension crash as a new story comes out regarding Congress's new committee to bail out 200 pension funds! You know it's bad when congress is so eagerly expecting the failure of the pension system. So-called private plans or the 1400 multi-employer plans in question are in a $553 billion short fall. In the new, big government spending bill, congress snuck in a provision that creates a committee that allows congress to use federal funds to bail out as many as 200 multi-employer pension plans. These are plans where employees and unions jointly provide funds. Of course this is corporatism to the max. Pensions are dependence. Unfortunately so many have been thrown into that dependence unwillingly. Individuals should save for themselves. All people should be looking to save for their futures. Unfortunately, the government and banks force people into giving part of their earnings to some centralized authority that usually employees know nothing about and are supposed to trust them to correctly manage their savings. So instead of saving in what one has done due diligence into, some insolvent bank will make the decisions. And they are insolvent. We recently reported on the cash to deposit ratio at banks and they are completely bankrupt. So to trust them with your money is incredibly risky. Young people are unlikely to ever get a pension which is why it's important young people learn about money and savings themselves and look to whatever they come to believe in. As we approach a massive fiat crash, the likes of which the world has never seen (inevitably), it's time people start taking real precautions and be financially responsible. There's hardly anything more important. Self sustainability is the hallmark of freedom and life itself. Stay tuned as we continue to cover this growing issue. Video edited by Josh Sigurdson Featuring: Josh Sigurdson Graphics by Bryan Foerster and Josh Sigurdson Visit us at www.WorldAlternativeMedia.com LIKE us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/LibertyShallPrevail/ Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/WorldAltMedia FIND US ON STEEMIT: https://steemit.com/@joshsigurdson BUY JOHN SNEISEN'S LATEST BOOK HERE: Paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/1988497051/ref=zg_bs_tab_pd_bsnr_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ZBK6VTXQRA2F77RYZ602 Kindle https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B073V5R72H/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1500130568&sr=1-1 DONATE HERE: https://www.gofundme.com/w3e2es Help keep independent media alive! Pledge here! Just a dollar a month can help us stay on our feet as we face intense YouTube censorship! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2652072&ty=h&u=2652072 BITCOIN ADDRESS: 18d1WEnYYhBRgZVbeyLr6UfiJhrQygcgNU Buy Tickets for G. Edward Griffin's much anticipated Red Pill Expo 2018 in Spokane, Washington by clicking the link below: https://redpillexpo.org/wam/ref/26/ World Alternative Media 2018 "Find the truth, be the change!"
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2018-05-17: U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp pushed Congress to reform pension insurance in the third hearing of the 16-person bipartisan, House and Senate Joint Select Committee tasked with solving the crisis facing multiemployer pension plans across the country, including threatening 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 pension fund participants nationwide who paid into the Central States Pension Fund. If the Central States Pension Plan and other pension plans are allowed to fail, not only will employers no longer be able to pay promised benefits, but taxpayers would be at risk of having to pay billions when the PBGC becomes insolvent. Currently, the PBGC’s multiemployer insurance program has a deficit of $65 billion and could fail in just a few years without Congressional action.
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Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States senator from Vermont. A Democrat as of 2015, he had been the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. Sanders has been the ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee since January 2015. He is a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sanders was born and raised in the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964. While a student, Sanders was a member of the Young People's Socialist League and an active civil rights protest organizer for the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1963, he participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. After settling in Vermont in 1968, Sanders ran unsuccessful third-party campaigns for governor and U.S. senator in the early to mid-1970s. As an independent, he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont's most populous city, in 1981. He was reelected three times. In 1990, he was elected to represent Vermont's at-large congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1991, Sanders co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He served as a congressman for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012, he was reelected by a large margin, capturing almost 71% of the popular vote. Sanders has long been critical of U.S. foreign policy and was an early and outspoken opponent of the Iraq War. He rose to national prominence following his 2010 filibuster against the proposed extension of the Bush tax cuts. Sanders favors policies similar to those of social democratic parties in Europe, particularly those instituted by the Nordic countries. He is a leading progressive voice on issues such as income inequality, universal healthcare, parental leave, climate change, LGBT rights, and campaign finance reform. He is also outspoken on civil rights and civil liberties, and has been particularly critical of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system and mass surveillance policies such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the NSA surveillance programs. Sanders announced his intention to seek the Democratic Party's nomination for president on April 30, 2015, in an address on the Capitol lawn. His campaign was officially launched on May 26, 2015, in Burlington. In his announcement, Sanders said, "I don't believe that the men and women who defended American democracy fought to create a situation where billionaires own the political process." Senator Elizabeth Warren welcomed Sanders' entry into the race, saying, "I'm glad to see him get out there and give his version of what leadership in this country should be." On June 19, 2015, the "Ready For Warren" organization (Warren resisted calls to become a candidate herself) endorsed Sanders and rebranded itself "Ready to Fight". Sanders stated that he would not pursue funding through a "Super PAC", instead focusing on small individual donations. His presidential campaign raised $1.5 million within 24 hours of his official announcement. After four days, the campaign had raised $3 million from small donors, with an average of $43 per donation. On July 2, the campaign announced that it had raised $15 million from 250,000 donors. On September 30, The New York Times reported that Sanders had raised $26 million over the preceding three months, exceeding Barack Obama's pace of fundraising in 2008; the campaign announced that it had reached one million individual donations, becoming the first 2016 candidate to reach that threshold. On December 20, the Sanders campaign announced it had reached 2.3 million donations, breaking Obama's 2011 record for the highest number of contributions for a White House bid. At year's end the campaign had raised a total of $73 million from more than one million people making 2.5 million donations, with an average donation of $27.16. Sanders has used social media to help his campaign gain momentum. He posts content to online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and has answered questions on Reddit. Sanders has also gained a large grassroots organizational following online. A July 29 meetup organized online brought 100,000 supporters to more than 3,500 simultaneous events nationwide. Sanders has received over one million individual online donations. He has credited this to his "organic" approach to social media, and to writing his campaign's online postings himself. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Sanders
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Subscribe and share the RTD news articles... RTD News keeps you up to date on what's happening around the globe. Thanks for watching this important update, "America's Pension Crisis Is Getting Worse". Information to help you become more monetarily aware. Download a high resolution copy of the Dollarcation (Purchasing Power) visual aid here: https://www.rethinkingthedollar.com/purchasing-power/ Test your Monetary IQ here: http://bit.ly/TestYourMoneyIQ News Articles: 1. Pensions time-bomb for world's biggest economies could explode to $400 trillion, says WEF http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/26/pensions-time-bomb-for-worlds-biggest-economies-could-explode-to-400-trillion-says-wef.html 2. World heading for a pensions crisis, but no quick fix is in sight http://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/pensions/world-heading-for-a-pensions-crisis-but-no-quick-fix-is-in-sight-35768379.html 3. Step One: Recognize The Public Pension Crisis https://www.forbes.com/sites/econostats/2017/05/30/step-one-recognize-the-public-pension-crisis/2/#671272267801 4. The Unavoidable Pension Crisis http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-06/unavoidable-pension-crisis 5. Six Terrifying Graphs That Summarize America's Public Pension Crisis http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-24/six-terrifying-graphs-simplistically-summarize-americas-public-pension-crisis 6. How much to address Kentucky's pension crisis? That's the $700 million question http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/ky-legislature/2017/05/22/kentucky-pension-crisis/337505001/ 7. The bill is due: CPS owes staggering amount on teachers’ pension fund http://wgntv.com/2017/05/24/the-bill-is-due-cps-owes-staggering-amount-on-teachers-pension-fund/ 8. General Electric, UPS & State Pension Problems https://www.rethinkingthedollar.com/general-electric-ups-state-pension-problems/ If you would like to support the RTD channel which would allow me to provide more interviews and news updates please consider donating the cost of 2 grams of silver ($1) or more here: https://paypal.me/RTDeducation Visit GoldMoney.com to set up a FREE gold savings and spending account today. Get a debit card to use alongside your fiat currency card and get back to sound money practices. Click here to get started and support RTD by making your first deposit: https://www.Goldmoney.com/r/tx7Pa0 *********** RTD UNIVERSITY *********** A new monetary paradigm starts by visiting the RTD University website. Choose from over 30+ hours of monetary and financial interviews from experts that will help you think beyond the pending dollar demise - http://bit.ly/RTD_University
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Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) speaks on the House floor in opposition to the GOP "Balanced Budget Amendment" which would require draconian cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
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Coal Miners Pension Problems, Congress has to act to avoid default on pension payments and healthcare coverage. Lawmakers gathered in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to press for fresh legislation to shore up pensions for about 117,000 union coal miners at risk of losing their retirement savings amid a coal industry decline. Yet significant political hurdles remain, even after Congress managed to extend healthcare benefits for 22,000 retired miners in May just as those benefits were set to expire The United Miner Workers of America pension funds are currently going to more than 87,000 miners nationwide, including 13,000 miners in Pennsylvania. The average check is $586 a month. Another 20,000 miners are vested for their pensions but have not yet begun drawing them. A budget score last November for the Miners Protection Act showed the UMWA’s pension fund needed $1.4 billion over the next 10 years. With a loan from the Treasury Department, the amount drawn from abandoned mine lands funds is expected to be less than that. The Abandoned Mine Lands program, managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, is a pot of money collected from coal companies to fund mine restoration projects. Since its creation in 1977, the program has collected over $10 billion through a fee assessed on each ton of coal produced. In 1947, settling a nationwide dispute between mine owners and the union, then-President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order that created a national pension and health care agreement. Those actions were precedent for the Coal Act in 1992, which ensured lifetime healthcare following a nasty strike when companies were trying to avoid paying health care. The wave of bankruptcies today carry similar consequences for workers as the difficult times in 1940s and late-1980s, according to union officials. “Congress took the first step toward fulfilling America’s promise to retired coal miners and their families by passing legislation to preserve their health care earlier this year,” according to Cecil Roberts, the international president of the United Miner Workers of America. “With the passage of this legislation, Congress will take the final step and ensure that the people who put their lives and their health on the line to provide the fuel that made America the strongest country on earth get the retirement security they earned through a lifetime of dangerous, backbreaking work,” Mr. Roberts said. Sponsor Me On Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?c=695624 "Skills to Pay the Bills" the course that teaches you how to write the perfect resume, prepare for job interviews and time management. https://www.udemy.com/skills-to-pay-the-bills/ Mom Said "A Little Book To Grow By" 66 biographical rhymes of successful individuals in American history. This book will inspire you to overcome challenges in your life. https://www.amazon.com/Mom-Said-Little-Book-Grow/dp/1530951879/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1461708051&sr=8-2 Steps In Success, the book I wrote for students to use to achieve their aspirations. https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_Y8hZwb0309NKG&asin=B01BNWGQO2&tag=kpembed-20&from=Bookcard&preview=newtab&reshareId=JD5V3GHMT9YY86H8T2RM&reshareChannel=system Amazon Store (Shop With Me) http://www.getreadyproductions.com/?page_id=144007 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/home?trk=nav_responsive_tab_home Facebook https://www.facebook.com/getreadyproductions/ Twitter https://twitter.com/StepsInSuccess Resume Writing Service http://www.getreadyproductions.com/?page_id=4526 Patreon (Sponsor Me) https://www.patreon.com/davidnaylor
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“Exchanges at Goldman Sachs” Podcast – Fifty years ago, if you asked Americans how they mainly saved for retirement, chances are they’d answer: “my pension.” That’s no longer the case. After surging in the post-World War II years, corporate pensions have been on the decline in the US over the past couple decades, largely driven by a stricter regulatory environment and long period of low interest rates, says Goldman Sachs’ Michael Moran. With fewer corporations offering comprehensive pension plans, Moran says it will be up to individuals to carry the burden of retirement savings. “It’s going to be falling on a lot of individuals in terms of saving for retirement, investing money themselves and then realizing how long they’re going to have to use that money in retirement.” For more episodes of “Exchanges at Goldman Sachs” please visit us at http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/podcasts/index.html or subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/exchanges-at-goldman-sachs/id948913991 This podcast was recorded on April 13, 2018. The views and opinions expressed herein should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any securities and such views and opinions may differ from those of Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research or other departments or divisions of Goldman Sachs and its affiliates. This information may not be current and Goldman Sachs has no obligation to provide any updates or changes. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this podcast and any liability therefore (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage) is expressly disclaimed. Goldman Sachs is not providing any financial, economic, legal, accounting or tax advice in this podcast. In addition, the receipt of this podcast by any listener is not to be taken as constituting the giving of investment advice by any Goldman Sachs entity. The portfolio risk management process includes an effort to monitor and manage risk but does not imply low risk.
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Josh Gotbaum, director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, presents at the Pension Research Council Special Forum, "What can the U.S. and U.K. Learn from Each Other?," held on May 2, 2012, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
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About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended upon the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers for pension protection. The stalled legislation would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017. A bipartisan group of senators is trying to pass legislation to ensure the retirees' coverage with the United Mine Workers of America’s retirement and healthcare funds. Those funds are dwindling as some coal companies drop benefits in their bankruptcy proceedings.With just weeks to go before the presidential and congressional elections in November, time for passage of the bill is limited. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/kiGKIz5lkiI/us-usa-coal-pensions-idUSKCN11E2B0 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The U.S. Government Wants Your Private Retirement Pension! Excerpt of an article by Bob Bauman, Offshore and Asset Protection Editor Sovereign Society The greedy tentacles of Obama's bureaucrats are poised to grab your retirement savings -- and everyone else's -- under the phony promise of "saving" them for you -- and they have plans ready to act on when they can create a crisis to justify their next round of theft. But there are ways you can escape any pension grab. You can protect and preserve your pension assets -- if you act now. And if you don't think government will steal your pension, think ObamaCare! Pensions Under Attack The National Seniors Council warns that the ongoing debate on tax and budget between Congress and the White House could well encompass radical changes in tax-deferred contributions to retirement plans like 401(k)s and IRAs — and not in a good way. You may have never heard about it, but the real danger to private pensions is not new. The history of these radical retirement proposals goes back to 2008, when the Democrats had a majority in both the U.S. Senate and House. Then, a radical plan first emerged for the creation of so-called "Guaranteed Retirement Accounts" (GRAs) to be imposed on all U.S. employees. In 2008, presidential candidate Obama first proposed a prototype nationalized GRA plan. In his 2010 State of the Union address he called for an "effort to increase retirement savings by requiring all businesses to offer automatic IRA accounts," claiming such a government guaranteed plan would let employees automatically enroll in direct-deposit retirement accounts and allow them to expand matching tax credits. How to Invest Offshore The IRA Passive Custodian in the USA and the Luxembourg Active Custodian Investment Account eliminates the IRC Section 4975 problems of the "Checkbook" IRA LLC because you are managing the LLC but you are not acting as a Custodian. The Tax Deferred Foreign Retirement Account is reported on FBAR and IRS Form 8938 is "Excluded" from Reporting by the IRS because it is an IRA Account. The Foreign Retirement Plan Administrator is specifically excluded from reporting under FATCA Law. Therefore the Luxembourg Investment Account Custodian has no USA reporting or withholding requirement. No withholding or reporting requirement is the reason the Active Custodian is willing to open an account for a USA person in Luxembourg. There are no USA Person "Offshore" Fund Choice Restrictions and no PFIC nor FATCA issues." Contact us to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with a Cross Borders Retirement Planning expert http://www.investoffshore.com
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Subscribe to Vesti News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8MaD6gQscto_Nq1i49iew?sub_confirmation=1 Today, the US congressional delegation was received in Moscow. The congressmen came here to discuss the upcoming meeting between the leaders of the US and Russia. "Moscow and Washington can be competitors in areas such as sports, but they're not adversaries." That's how the congressmen who visited our capital today views the relations between our two countries.
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Employer Perspectives on Multiemployer Pension Plans
Defined benefit Plans In addition to qualified and non-qualified plans, pension plans also can be divided into defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans. Defined benefit plans are the traditional pension plans usually offered by large, established companies or government employers. Defined contribution plans are newer creations and include 401(k) and 403(b) savings plans. How defined benefit plans work Under a defined benefit plan a company typically makes a promise to provide a certain benefit to employees when they retire. The benefit, defined in advance, usually depends on the employee's salary and the number of years of employment. For example, a company may promise to make payments of $40 per month times the number of years of service. Under this formula a person who retired after twenty years would receive $800 in monthly benefits. Notice the future benefit is defined in advance. Now it's up to the company to contribute enough money and manage the investments well enough to meet these promises. Why defined benefit plans are disappearing These defined benefit programs, however, are becoming increasingly rare. Because they promise a defined benefit, the employer is liable for keeping its promises. If the stock and bond markets perform poorly, the employer must chip more money into the plan to meet its obligations. Defined benefit programs are also expensive to manage. Because benefits are often promised for the life of the worker, defined benefit plans require complex actuarial calculations to ensure the benefits will be paid. Although defined benefit plans are losing their popularity, they still cover tens of millions of workers at large companies and government employers, so let's take a closer look at them. History of defined benefit programs and the PBGC Corporate pensions began to become popular in America in the 1930s and these retirement plans were almost exclusively defined benefit plans. These plans underwent a radical change in 1974 when Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act after the bankruptcy of a few large companies and the subsequent destruction of their pension plans. With the passage of ERISA, almost all large pension plans had to purchase insurance from a federally chartered corporation called the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. If a company goes bankrupt and the pension plan is underfunded, the PBGC steps in and makes payments to the retirees. However the PBGC doesn't guarantee special early retirement or medical benefits given to retirees, and it doesn't cover defined benefit plans offered by employers with 25 or fewer employees. Check on your pension plan's health So you should be aware of your pension plan's viability. Your company is required to give you an annual summary statement disclosing the pension's health. Each year you should also get an individual benefit sheet which shows what you might get from the pension. Also, companies are required to send notices to employees if the pension funding is less than 90 percent of liabilities. You also can request to see IRS Form 5500, a detailed form which qualified pension plans must file. Public employee pensions Finally, if you're an employee of a state or local government, you may want to look into your pension plan's finances as well. There are about 9,000 public employee pension plans covering 16 million teachers, firemen and other state and local workers. Many of these people are in plans that are seriously underfunded. When Congress passed ERISA to force private employers to disclose information and otherwise protect their pension plans, Congress exempted state and local governments. Politicians have taken advantage of this to use pension plans as a convenient way of buying votes now, while pushing the liability off to future taxpayers. By promising pension increases today, politicians can avoid ugly strikes with powerful unions. When workers retire with increased benefits 20 years from now, the politicians responsible for this shell game will be long gone. This has lead to some seriously underfunded pension plans. Many midwest and New England states have funded only 60 percent of their pension liability. One of the worst offenders is the West Virginia Teachers' Retirement System. It recently had a liability of $3.7 billion, and yet had under $400 million in assets. Of course the worst offender is the federal government, which has an unfunded pension liability for it's workers of hundreds of billions of dollars. If you work for a government agency that has a seriously underfunded pension plan, you should save a little extra money on your own. You'll probably get some kind of pension, but it's doubtful that tomorrow's taxpayers will be willing to pay for untenable promises made by yesterday's politicians. You're lucky if you have a defined benefit plan Copyright 1997 by David Luhman http://moneyhop.com/scripts/retirement-planning/060-defined-benefit-plans
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Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI) on 401k's, pension plans and tax cuts 2.0 and how this will help constituents of both parties across the board.
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Tannis Dawson, high net worth planner at TD Wealth, joins Kim Parlee to tell us what new Canada Pension Plan reforms mean to us.
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2018-06-13: U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp hears employer perspectives on multiemployer pension plans in the fourth hearing of the 16-person bipartisan, House and Senate Joint Select Committee tasked with solving the crisis facing multiemployer pension plans across the country, including threatening 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 pension fund participants nationwide who paid into the Central States Pension Fund.
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Ninety-year-old Jakob Denzinger sits by his apartment window in Croatia aware that he has become embroiled in a legal battle thousands of kilometres away in Washington. For Denzinger is one of dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals who were allowed to collect pensions if they agreed to leave the US in the 1970s. Denzinger and others lied about their Nazi pasts particularly if they had served in any of the notorious concentration camps. They fled to America following World War ll and became U… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2014/10/21/us-congress-vows-to-close-exiled-nazi-pensions-loophole What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 14 languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
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Curriculum Vitae of Joe Cobb A.B., The University of Chicago, 1966 M.B.A., Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1977 American Economic Association National Association of Business Economists (National Capital Chapter President 1986) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS * Extensive public speaking and writing experience; over 1,200 articles published. * Served in the White House and U.S. State Dept. during the Reagan Administration. * Nine years of senior legislative staff experience with the United States Congress managing federal budget, tax law, international trade, and regulatory issues. * Adjunct Faculty member, Orange Coast College and Concordia University (retired May 2006). * Seasoned executive with more than 26 years of experience in management: Business, government, and non-profit foundations. Supervised professional management teams, from 3 to 8 professionals including accounting, budgeting, auditing, and human resources functions. Prepared and administered budgets of up to $14 million annually, for government and non-profit organizations as large as 120 employees. Established computerized office systems and trained staff on software. THE WHITE HOUSE & U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT 1982 Deputy Director, White House Office of Policy Information Staff director, responsible for preparation of briefing papers on immediate-news issues for senior White House staff, reporting to Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor Edwin L. Harper; top-secret security clearance. 1982-83 Economic Advisor, U.S. Mission to the O.A.S., U.S. Department of State Reporting to Ambassador J. William Middendorf, conducted research and prepared reports on U.S. trade policy with Latin America and the international financial situation with particular focus on Latin American debt; participated in preliminary Administration concept-discussions for NAFTA; top-secret security clearance. U.S. CONGRESS 1992-93 Chief Economist, Republican Policy Committee, U.S. Senate Reporting to Senator Don Nickles (R-OK), responsible for publications, briefings, reports, and analyses of economic trends, statistics, and policy. Legislative responsibility for Senate floor consideration of bills reported from Senate Budget, Finance, and Banking Committees as well as Senators floor amendments and conference committee reports; secret security clearance. 1990-91 Staff Director, Congressional Joint Economic Committee Reporting to Senator William V. Roth (R-DE), responsible for management, organization of Committee hearings, editing of research reports, and the preparation of Minority views for Joint Economic Committee 1991 Annual Report; secret security clearance. 1987-90 Senior Economist, Congressional Joint Economic Committee Detailed to Senator Steve Symms (R-ID) to work with the Senate Finance Committee and Budget Committee on issues of taxation, trade, and fiscal policy; secret security clearance. 1985-87 Senior Economist, Congressional Joint Economic Committee Reporting to Senator James Abdnor (R-SD), committee staff economist responsible for monetary theory and policy, international capital markets, and banking regulation; secret security clearance. 1983-85 Economist, Banking Committee, U.S. House of Representatives Reporting to Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), prepared research papers for use by the Committee, organized hearings, received constituents on behalf of members. 1983-85 Public Law 99-185, Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985″ Conceived and drafted legislation to authorize the United States Mint to issue legal tender gold bullion coins as a permanent program of the U.S. Treasury. Gold had been prohibited in 1933. Repeal of prohibition met significant initial opposition, but this legislation ultimately won majority support due to my efforts.
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We need to take the Senators and Congress,men/Women off the PARASITIC Retirement Plan they came up for themselves and put them into the Social Security System along with the rest of us. Then we sit back and watch just how fast they fix the Social Security Fund!
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Federal law altered to reduce pension payouts.... Website: naturalnews.com Author credit: J. D. Heyes Photography credit: belongs to it's respective owner(s) and not to me. Link: http://www.naturalnews.com/048013_corporate_raiders_pension_plans_spending_bill.html DISCLAIMER: This is for educational and informational purposes only. This video is not for profit. I read for the visually impaired and for mobile device users. If anyone does not wish to listen to the entire broadcast, please use link(s) provided... It is for the viewer to decide. I do not take any credit for the content, photos, or videos I cannot verify or confirm the information in this video. It is up to you the viewer to decide and please also do your own research. The content does not necessarily reflect my own personal viewpoint or opinions. It is up to the viewer to decide. No copyright infringement is ever intended. . FAIR USE STATEMENT: This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/...
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Retired truck drivers in Georgia and across the U.S. are calling on Congress to protect earned pension benefits. Learn more about the fight to protect pensions via the Central States website https://mycentralstatespension.org/congressional-campaign Or on the Teamsters site here https://teamster.org/protect-pensions/news
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Credit User: policecrimescom A message from policecrimescom; Congress also are the only people in America that are allowed to do "inside trading." The sex scandal involving U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner and his sudden resignation will not have any impact on his congressional pension. Weiner announced his resignation this week, three weeks after he was caught in a Twitter sex scandal. His twelve year stint in office should net him about $1.2 million, according to the National Taxpayers Union. Weiner, 46, will have the option to take discounted payments of about $35,000 a year when he turns 56 or he can wait another six years and get about $46,000. Compare that to a private citizen contributing $1,000 a month to their 401K plan with a $3,000 company match over the same period., and it would add up to $231,000, less than 1/5 of what Weiner will receive. (CNNMoney.com) - No doubt there will be a lot of sound bites from various Congress folk ... some "outraged" by the loss of pensions and others pointing to "economic reality" while professing sympathy for the working American. Amid all the hubbub, keep this in mind: Congress has a pension plan ... and it's not at risk. It's a fairly nice one, too. Not extravagant, but nice. A Congressman with 22 years of service and whose average salary for the top three years was $153,900 gets $84,645. A current congressman ending up with six years of service (it's two-year terms, after all) would get at least $16,503 (at age 62, of course). In actuality, the average congressional pension payment ranges between $41,000 and $55,000, based on 2002 data from the Congressional Research Service. Now, a retiring congressman isn't allowed to get more than 80 percent of their salary upon retirement. But after retiring, cost of living adjustments kick in, which can add substantially to the payment. Add it all together and the Congressional pension program is about two-to-three times more generous than the average corporate executive pension plan, according to the National Taxpayers Union. (contrary to various Internet rumors, Congress does pay Social Security taxes.) So Congress folk get a better pension and don't have to pay for all of it. They also have the equivalent of a 401k program (complete with a 5 percent employer match). In some cases Social Security kicks in. And given their medical, dental and travel benefits, plus expenses paid by the office, members of Congress have plenty of opportunity to save for retirement. (And if they get into trouble, as they sometimes do, the pension often isn't up for grabs). At $165,200 a year (after their raise this month-January 20, 2006), seems like they have some money to do it with too. Now don't get me wrong. Plenty of senators and representatives work hard. Very hard? They got theirs and it isn't going away ... that would take an act of Congress. sex scandal texting Anthony Weiner government stealing Taxpayers Union american money retiring america tax dollars payers Family ron paul president congress election reform Ass pension 401K congressional citizen rich senate Fucks rostenkowski I do not own this material. I cite fair use law in the interest of education. If the owner of this material would like the video removed please contact me directly and it will be done, thanks!
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Thousands of retirees are facing extreme pension cuts from the Central States Pension Plan. U.S. Department of Treasury's Ken Feinberg and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II visited Kansas City to hear their stories.
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Organized labour wants to expand the Canada Pension Plan to provide a better retirement for people. Private pensions are having problems, the CPP can provide a successful alternative as long as we are careful about how it is managed. We all know about the CPP, but maybe not as much as we think; Stan Dzbik of the Victoria Labour Council fills us in, along with Ken Georgetti of the Canadian Labour Congress, Mike Eso of the VLC, Dr. Michael Prince UVIC Professor of Social Policy, BC Forum president Gerry Edwards and Hassan Yussuf, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress. An important issue that we'd better be keeping our eye on. © 2010/2012 Lazarus Productions
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The times they are a changing and so is the face of retirement, part one of five taken from the full episode of Right on the Money On The Basics of Annuities. In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote a prophetic tune, The Times They Are A Changin’. Back then, a retiree had a pension, no mortgage and full Social Security benefits. The children of the ’60s are now in their 60s. But the baby boomers fund their own retirement plans and carry mortgages into their golden years. Over the years, they have also watched Congress tinker with their Social Security benefits. Through the last generation, employers have migrated from defined benefit to defined contribution plans. From 1985 to 2000, the rate of participation in defined benefit plans by full-time employees of medium and large private firms dropped from 80 percent to 36 percent.1 A 2013 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found only 26 percent of civilian workers in the U.S. participated in defined benefit pension plans.2 The boomer generation is often referred to as the “sandwich generation,” because they are paying for their parents’ elder care as well as the tuition of their children. When you add the funding of their retirement plan, there’s not much money left to pay off a mortgage. Presidential candidates have promised Social Security will not be altered for baby boomers, but Congress has changed things over the years. With the most recent changes coming with the passing of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, some baby boomers lost the “file and suspend” and restrictive application benefits. But perhaps the biggest change and the greatest risk is living longer—much longer. Today, the average life expectancy for men is 86.6 years and for women 88.8.3 The impact of longevity on retirement modeling has created an environment of among seniors of outliving their money. But to offset some of that fear, the strategic use of lifetime annuities has been introduced into retirement planning. Watch the interview with Certified Annuity Specialist Liz Cornell [url link]. Annuities can be structured to pay guaranteed lifetime income with annual increases. Today, more retirement plans are using guaranteed lifetime annuity income to pay for household living and travel expenses. The structured payout can cover two lives and provide income for the survivor. Two years ago, Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs), which use deferred income annuities, were introduced. The key part of the legislation was to offer the option to defer required minimum distributions (RMDs) from qualified plans like 401(k)s. The rules of engagement allow deferring 25 percent of qualified plan monies not to exceed $125,000 per participant to age 85. Controlling RMDs with QLACs can have a significant impact on retirement taxation and may insulate a portion of Social Security income from taxation too. Annuities are not insured by the FDIC or any government agency. So it’s important to have your financial advisor review the balance sheet and ratings of the insurance company before you purchase an annuity. 1 See, “Employee Participation in Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans, 1985-2000.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, updated June 16, 2004. 2 National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2013, Table 2. 3 Changes in life expectancy for 65-year olds in the U.S. 2010 vs. 2014 Wall Street Journal 10/28/2014. Syndicated financial columnist and talk show Steve Savant interviews Liz Cornell, Certified Annuity Specialist on The Basics of Annuities (Part 1 of 5) www.rightonthemoneyshow.com https://youtu.be/zT5OOwsgq84
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- Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund is struggling to have its assets managers engaged with the Environmental and Social issues that are a priority for the fund’s sustainability. http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/the-worlds-biggest-pension-fund-struggles-with-sustainability/ - The US Chamber of Commerce told the Congress about their worries of 1.5 million workers’ pension plans becoming insolvent due to companies’ risk of bankruptcy http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/us-more-than-1-million-workers-retirees-at-risk-of-losing-pensions-businesses-tell-congress/ - During a four-day workshop with Ghanaian authorities, representatives of the World Bank showed their support for a well- developed policy and reforms to their pension system http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/world-bank-supports-ghana-to-reform-pensions-system/ - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced their soon-to-be-launched green bond, becoming the first pension fund ever to issue one http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/canada-pension-fund-preps-for-green-bond-issue/ - A multi-party committee approved of Spanish pensions raising with inflation, ending with the austerity policy that ruled in the past governments http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/spains-new-government-agrees-to-raise-pensions-in-line-with-inflation/
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This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish The United States Postal Service has reported a loss of over $5 billion from April to June. The Postal Service says it expects to report a loss of $15 billion for the 12-month period ending in September. And it has warned of even bigger losses if Congress does not let mail service change the way it does business. The United States Postal Service, or USPS, has a history as long as the nation's own. Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General, or head of the Postal Service, in 1775. But the Postal Service says its income has not kept up with growing costs. For example, profitable first class mail is decreasing. The service says most of its recent losses resulted from making payments to its health care program for retirees. About a billion dollars of the loss was for payments to injured workers. The news from April to June was not all bad. Improvements in the economy fueled income growth of nine percent from shipping and delivery. The Postal Service says it is less costly to send letters and packages in the mail than to use private companies. The USPS says it has cut operating costs by a total of $14 billion in the past five years. To improve its financial health, the agency has proposed cutting service on Saturdays. It wants Congress to cancel a requirement that the Postal Service make payments to its health care program for retired workers. USPS also wants the Treasury Department to return $11 billion in payments made to its pension plan for retirees. On August first, USPS failed to make a required payment of $5.5 billion for health care benefits for future retirees. It was the first time the Postal Service has ever failed to make such a payment. And, the service is warning that it may have to delay making payments to companies to which it owes money. The Postal Service says that without major changes, it will continue to lose billions of dollars a year. The Washington Post newspaper reported that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told reporters "Congress needs to act responsibly." In his words, "this is no way to run any kind of business." The Postal Service receives income for its operations from the sale of stamps, products and shipping services. It does not receive direct government assistance, but is controlled by the federal government. For VOA Learning English, I'm Laurel Bowman. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 31Aug2012)
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Congressman Tim Ryan made this speech during the Teamsters Pension Rally on April 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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What are the 401k annuities – What is a 401k annuity? 1-800-566-1002 http://www.RetireSharp.com . What are the best types of 401k annuities for retirement and learn how you can avoid the most common mistakes that individuals have made when looking to set up a 401k annuity for retirement. 401k Annuity Plans Workers in the USA are able to put up funds for use in later years when they retire. Through a worker's 401k plan, a worker can save money as a retirement fund with income taxes that are deferred on the saved amount until its withdrawal in the future. A 401k annuity plan can help boost a worker's retirement plan to provide a guaranteed sum regularly after retirement. This provides a workable solution to those who are wondering about whether or not their retirement funds will be able to provide them with a regular stream of income while they are still alive. 401k plans are made available by the Internal Revenue Code that was amended by the US Congress in 1978. This provision enables workers to choose to receive a portion of their income as deferred compensation rather than direct compensation. More often than not, this facility involves the sharing of the employers in the regular contributions. This is actually more inexpensive for employers to provide than the mandated defined benefit pension they have to pay to every worker who retires from their company. In 401k plans, employers only have to put up the necessary administration and support costs aside from their share in the employee contributions as well as profit sharing contributions. This provision is also governed by rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that has been in effect since 1974. Under these rules employees are obliged to inform its workers about their eligibility to participate in 401k plans as well as the company's existing policies regarding retirement fund contributions. There are over 500,000 US companies that support 401k plans today. This provision that was originally only made available to corporate executives are now supporting retirement funding for workers in all levels in the corporate ladder. 401k plans offer lower contribution limits than the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) which is another option to prepare for funds for use in retirement years. In recent years, 401k annuity plans have been devised as an option for workers who want to prepare for regular income instead of a lump sum after they retire. 401k annuity plans are bundled with an insurance product that makes assumptions and calculations to provide for regular annual withdrawals after the 401k benefits are payable. With this facility, a worker's contribution is split between the 401k plan and an invested portion in an annuity. Workers can invest any amount following the regular 401k payment period aside from their 401k contribution. In exchange for this, workers will be eligible for a certain fixed monthly amount from the time they retire and for the rest of their lives. 401k annuity plans can either be fixed or variable. Fixed annuities offer a guaranteed amount to be disbursed to the retiree on a regular basis. Variable annuities, on the other hand, are anchored on an underlying basket of stocks and bonds whose performance will dictate how much income a retiree can get every month after retirement and for the rest of his life. There are fees that are imputed in the annuity portion of the workers' contributions in 401k annuities. These annuity fees are considerable lower in 401k annuity plans than in regular annuities. Interest rates on annuities bundled with 401k plans are also advantageous to workers because interest rates are averaged throughout the investment period. This way, the worker is protected from interest rate fluctuations during his period of contribution. Feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and receive instant access on different retirement related topics. Thanks for watching! Related Search terms: 401k annuity retirement 401k annuity income 401k annuity explained 401k annuity reviews 401k annuity review What is the best fixed indexed 401k annuity for retirement vs the top immediate income 401k annuity for retirement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpu5-HoOYAY
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As 16,300 retired American coal miners and their families face a loss of healthcare and pensions promised to them, Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate have refused to act on a bipartisan plan to address the crisis. Now time has run out, and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill today announced she will vote against Congress’ final legislation this year—a government spending bill—after Republican leaders refused to include the bipartisan Miners Protection Act in the legislation. McCaskill cited a letter she received from Billy Hull, a retired coal miner with nearly 30 years working at the Peabody Coal Power Mine near Montrose, Missouri. Mr. Hull wrote to McCaskill earlier this year, saying in part: “My wife Earlene is a 2 time cancer survivor and I suffered a stroke in 2012. If we lose our benefits it will be hard for us to afford our medicine cost. Due to the bankruptcy of both Peabody Coal Co. and the Patriot Coal Company the Patriot VEBA fund will be exhausted in late 2016 leaving us without pension and healthcare benefits…” “Here’s the question Americans should always be asking every member of Congress: who are you fighting for?” McCaskill said. “Billy Hull is who I’m fighting for. Passing a bipartisan fix for these miners would mean they won’t have to spend the holidays terrified of losing their healthcare. Missouri’s own Harry Truman—whose Senate seat I hold today—made a promise to these coal miners when he was President. I’m fighting to keep his promise. “I’ve been hearing Republican leaders in the U.S. House complain that they’ve already left Washington, D.C. to get home early for Christmas—so the government funding bill they approved and sent to the Senate, though it only includes a 4-month extension for these miners’ healthcare, will just have to be good enough,” McCaskill added. “Well, I don’t know who these U.S. House Republicans are fighting for, but it’s not working Americans like Billy Hull and the thousands like him whose blood, sweat, and tears powered our nation for generations, and yet don’t have the peace of mind that those members of the U.S. House are blessed with.” On December 31, thousands of retired miners and their widows are scheduled to lose their health insurance. Congressional Republicans included a four-month extension of this insurance in the spending bill—barely giving the miners another month of coverage before they would receive a 90-day notice of cancellation. McCaskill is pushing for certainty for these retirees and their families with the permanent health insurance solutions in the Miners Protection Act, so they aren’t facing the loss of their insurance every few months. McCaskill also highlighted President-elect Donald Trump’s repeated statements of support for America’s coal miners, and called on him to urge Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate to address the pending crisis. Two years ago, McCaskill was the only member of the Missouri Congressional delegation to vote against a sprawling, $1 trillion end-of-year spending package. Tucked into that “omnibus” spending bill was a provision allowing for deep cuts to retiree benefits for 32,000 Missourians participating in the Central States Pension Plan. McCaskill is a strong supporter and cosponsor of the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, which would repeal the law that allows for massive pension cuts.
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- The executive director of the US Central States Fund urged for congressional action to save the fund from possibly facing insolvency in 2025 http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/us-central-states-pension-fund-could-be-insolvent-by-2025/ - A recent survey revealed that New Zealanders oppose any change in their retirement systems, despite acceptance of rising costs http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/new-zealand-strong-opposition-to-changing-retirement-system/ - The African Development Bank will hold a forum to attract infrastructure investment from global pension funds and other commercial financers http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/afdb-seeks-to-plug-africa-170-billion-infrastructure-needs/ - UK’s The Pensions Regulator published their tougher corporate plan for the next 4 years to ensure standards in the sector http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/uk-tpr-launches-their-corporate-plan-for-regulating-pensions/ - Metlife will provide pension benefits to 41,000 FedEx retirees through an annuity. The deal includes $6 bn in pension obligations http://pensionpolicyinternational.com/us-metlife-to-provide-pension-benefits-to-41000-fedex-retirees-through-annuity/
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By order of the US Congress, people that earn $100,000 dollars or more will be allowed to convert their self directed retirement plan (IRA, 401k, or pension plan etc) from a TAXABLE plan to a TAX FREE Roth IRA. The savings to the plan holder can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Find out now if you qualify and how this program can change your life forever.
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A former Republican congressman has warned that a devastating financial crisis is imminent in the United States. Ron Paul, whose son is running for 2016 presidential race, says the crisis won’t be solved with bailouts. He added that the government’s disastrous policies have put Americans at great risk which would plunge the US into civil unrest. Paul also predicted that stock prices would drop and pension fund would collapse. He further said the U-S dollar would be rejected for almost any non-paper alternative. The ex-lawmaker asserted that the US society would see erosion of personal liberties. This, as reports showed that the U-S trade deficit has jumped to its highest level in more than six years. Paul’s doomsday view could complicate Rand Paul's bid for the presidential rally. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram @ http://instagram.com/presstvchannel
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Retired workers and people close to retirement are worried that companies are going to cut their pension plans.
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was joined by powerful politicians, hundreds of Machinists Union members, news media and labor allies to promote the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, or KOPPA. The congressional legislation would restore the long-standing rule prohibiting multi-employer pension plans from cutting benefits to current retirees.
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US aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, says it'll end pension plans for non-union employees. The company says under the plan, non-union workers will keep what they have earned in their pensions through the end of 20-15. The workers will then switch to a new defined-contribution retirement plan. 68-thousand employees, including many engineers and machinists, will be affected by the plan which will take effect at the beginning of 20-16. In 20-12, Boeing announced plans to close its long-time facilities in Wichita, Kansas with over two-thousand workers by 20-14. It also said it will cut 15-hundred I-T jobs in Seattle, Washington by 20-16. The U-S company designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.
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On Monday, up to 1,000 retired truck drivers, delivery workers and package handlers attended a hearing on the plans to slash the pension benefits of 270,000 members of the Teamsters Central States pension fund. In this video, workers describe the impact of the plans to cut their pensions by up to 75 percent, and denounce the Teamsters union for supporting the cuts.
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http://www.SaveAmericasPostalService.org A new television ad campaign targets the unfair financial burdens imposed on the U.S. Postal Service by Congress. The ad, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, exposes the real reason the USPS is facing a crisis that is jeopardizing the nation's mail system. "The Postal Service is recording financial losses," the ad states, "but not for reasons you might think." The USPS carries an extraordinary financial burden that no other government agency or company bears, the ad notes. A 2006 law, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, requires the Postal Service to pre-fund the health care benefits of future retirees. It forces the agency to pre-fund a 75-year liability in just 10 years, which costs the USPS more than $5.5 billion annually. This mandate is the reason the Postal Service is threatening to end Saturday mail delivery service, lay off 120,000 workers, close thousands of post offices and eliminate hundreds of mail processing facilities. In addition, the Postal Service is required to overpay billions more into its pension accounts in the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System. "Congress created this problem, and Congress can fix it," the ad concludes. It will air until the end of November on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. From medical prescriptions to important financial documents, packages, catalogs and newspapers, the U.S. Postal Service is a critical part of our economy and an integral part of daily life across America. It is the center of a $1.2 trillion industry that employs 8 million people, including printers, mailers, publishers and other businesses that depend on the Postal Service.
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Although Congress narrowly averted a dive over the fiscal cliff this year, both the public and private sectors face staggering future obligations to retirees. Let's call this the "pension cliff." The scale of the problem is alarming. For state and local governments, the funding gap may total $3 trillion. Inexorable demographic trends threaten Social Security, and its disability program faces insolvency as soon as 2016. Private pension plans are also dealing with record deficits, particularly so-called Taft-Hartley plans. According to a recent report by the Treasury and Labor departments and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., more than half of these plans are classified as endangered or in critical status. (cq terms) This panel will assess the implications for retirees, taxpayers and investors, as well as explore what needs to be done to keep the U.S. from falling off the "pension cliff."
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The US Department of Treasury rejected a plan to reduce the monthly pensions of retired workers.
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Time is running out for a decision from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the future of the Central States Pension Fund. Read more at http://m.kshb.com/1NkiJCk ◂ 41 Action News, KSHB, brings you the latest news, weather and investigative reports from both sides of the state line. We are Kansas City's Breaking News leader, bringing you the area's most accurate forecast and the latest sports coverage from KC's best team. For more download the 41 Action News mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-kshb Android: http://bit.ly/kshb-android
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(17 Dec 2004) 1. US President George W. Bush walking to podium 2. Cabinet and White House officials applauding 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) US President George W. Bush: "It maybe just that the Panel on Tax and Regulatory Burden could become a beloved holiday tradition here in Washington." 4. Crowd listening 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) US President George W. Bush: "I didn't come up here to Washington - and my Cabinet didn't agree to serve - to pass problems on. I like to confront problems. I like to work with people so that we can say that we left behind a better America after all is said and done, and I don't have that much time here in Washington." 6. Wide of hall 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) US President George W. Bush: "Nothing will change if you are retired or near retirement. Second, I do not believe that we should raise payroll taxes to try to fix the system. Three, I do believe that younger workers ought to be able to take some of their own money - their own payroll taxes - and on a voluntary basis set up a personal savings account." 8. Rear shot of Bush 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) US President George W. Bush: "People are not going to be allowed to take their money for their retirement account and take it to Vegas to shoot dice. This is going to be a managed account similar to the thrift savings plan that we Federal employees have available to us now." 10. Cutaway Bush 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) US President George W. Bush: "These challenges I've just discussed are important challenges. They are big agenda items, but they should be. I mean, why think little when it comes to making sure America is still the centre for excellence in the world?" 12. Crowd applauding 13. Bush walks off stage STORYLINE: US President George W. Bush said on Thursday that "now is the time to confront Social Security" to deal with a projected US 3.7 (t) trillion dollar, 75-year shortfall and give younger workers the ability to invest some of their contributions. Bush also promised to send Congress "a tough budget" early next year to hold the line on federal spending. Bush said he intends to ignore the traditional political perils of meddling with Social Security in order to save the system for future generations. The White House carefully hand picked all participants on Thursday's panel in support of Bush's Social Security plans. Bush was not specific about his own ideas for solving the problem, but he laid out a few do-or-die principles. He said that for an undefined group of seniors "nothing will change" in their benefit structure, that there should be no increase in payroll taxes, and that younger workers should be moved toward private accounts for some portion of their Social Security contributions. The audience chuckled as Bush added, "With those principles in mind, I'm open-minded with the members of Congress." In 2018, the system starts paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes. In 2042, the system will be able to cover 73 percent of promised benefits, according to Social Security's trustees. Bush is expected to propose details in January, but he won't offer specific legislation. His summit helped bolster his plans by providing a public forum. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/aadfb3f6193981ddc5c82740376ce6c6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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