The Wolf of Sesame Street: Enron billionaire buying anti-public pension news broadcasts on PBS

On December 18th, the Public Broadcasting Service’s flagship station WNET issued a press release announcing the launch of a new two-year news series entitled “Pension Peril.” The series, promoting cuts to public employee pensions, is airing on hundreds of PBS outlets all over the

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WA Treasurer McIntire: 401(k)-style plan would undermine, not strengthen, Washington’s pension system

Washington state excels at all three key factors in running a cost-effective, well-managed pension program: benefits are modest and predictable; contributions are shared and well-funded; and investment performance is excellent.

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Americans support universal pensions, oppose Social Security cuts – will our leaders listen?

Given that millions of Americans are facing a very uncertain and risky retirement (53% of working households are at risk of financial insecurity in retirement, up from 30% in 1989), it’s troubling to see national leaders seemingly bent on making

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Why aren’t people saving for retirement? Because they can’t.

A generation ago, just one-third of working Americans weren’t able to save enough for their future retirement. Today more than half of American workers over 30 are on track to be unprepared for retirement, and more reliant on family members

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Growing concern over retirement security, but good public policy can restore confidence

The Pew Research Center reports that more Americans are worried about financing their retirement – and for good reason. In a recent survey, 38% of respondents said they were “not too” or “not at all” confident they would have enough

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Pensions critical to older Americans – and our economy

Historically, pensions, savings, and Social Security have been the three pillars of American retirement security. But with the disappearance of private sector pensions, Wall Street’s wild swings threatening 401Ks, and misinformation about Social Security fueling a push for unnecessary cuts,

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Stan Sorscher: Harvest America or Invest in America?

Many American voters seem ready to run our country as if it were a business. Some businesses take a long-range growth perspective, and honor all their stakeholders. A country run that way would be OK. However, other businesses believe their

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