Posts Tagged ‘pension deficits’

Does it seem like we went from talking millions, strait to trillions? (We blew right past billions…billions seems small these days.)  What are we doing?  I think 3 for 4 dominoes may be falling at once…  Don’t be troubled, turn to the Lord, He promised to keep us from the worst!


US Cities Face Half a Trillion Dollars of Pension Deficits

Big US cities could be squeezed by unfunded public pensions as they and counties face a $574 billion funding gap, a study to be released on Tuesday shows.


The gap at the municipal level would be in addition to $3,000 billion in unfunded liabilities already estimated for state-run pensions, according to research from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Rochester.

“What is yet to be seen is how this burden will be distributed between state and local governments and whether the federal government will be called upon for bail-outs,” said Joshua Rauh of the Kellogg School.

The financial demands of unfunded pension promises come as state and local governments grapple with years of falling tax revenue related to the recession.


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