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Patch wants a fixed full state pension debt and he wants the federal government to get involved -- its -- If you off all of shakedown he is he.
Orrin hatch evil people Republican from you -- does he want to bail out from the federal government now to candidates and he actually wants to prevent the kind.
I'll meltdown that would force the federal government to talk I gonna do that well well here's the first of all in this new report put out he -- essentially said that the state pension problem is a federal problem the reason -- federal problem is number one.
There could be a tough couple of big funds big state funds -- municipal funds went bankrupt there could be a credit contagion he had a significant -- to it won't won't he do what would you have well federal government do to fix the pension -- as a whole bunch of things that they can do to force the states to either change their pension systems or to be more responsible.
For instance -- federal government grants among other things tax free status to municipal bonds.
Right now well you have a lot of states that are doing things like not even contributing to the pension funds even -- they promised these things -- workers.
Does the federal government to -- and lesser pension funds are adequately funded in this way you lose your tax -- Second some of these pension funds -- so underfunded.
There is absolutely no way that any state tax and get an in -- excuse me.
Rhode Island pool but since we Rhode Island -- hat which had one of the worst underfunding is in the country just to -- reform.
In which they eliminated colas cost of living adjustments and they want to for a one case that -- That reform alone cut their unfunded liabilities in half.
Reform candidate he's going forward Rhode Island people who already taking getting a state pension.
De -- less well here's what the thing is they're not going to get more in other words -- -- but they are less that -- -- payment on the -- that's only in central falls you're only talking about the city that went bankrupt in the state of Rhode Island right now what the reform -- is said no more cost of living adjustments that's the most expensive part of a pension.
We if we eliminate that and we require state workers who are in -- -- to contribute more themselves we caught our long term liability -- all right so for all of our viewers.
-- maybe in California.
Illinois all wherever and then now living on a state woke -- pension.
All they did safe it will never -- -- it will never be reduced even effective foreign -- deal goes through -- the -- What aren't -- court -- hatch says is that what other -- we have to make sure those people are safe is because these pension funds go bust.
It affects Medicaid that you quit -- that it affects Social Security -- Orrin Hatch's proposal goes through.
Our our -- -- who -- currently getting a pension from a state government.
Safe on office there are absolutely ways for every state to fix their pensions so that what they're currently receiving would be safe and it really will it -- -- -- Well here's the thing the whole idea is to put pressure on -- to do right now there is no mechanism that they are going massive cuts in social services elsewhere that if you -- -- money.
From state finances and put it into the pension platinum fix it can get it right again syndication something like -- and medical studies are all get come out and you've got exactly backward in less we fixed the pensions that's what suffers.
What Rhode Island did what New Jersey did what a number of other states have done.
Is to do pension reform that actually reduces the long term liabilities so you don't have to keep funneling money in here so it's to.
Reverse of what's your second somebody.
What do -- as badly as you've got to robust and reduce the long Tom liabilities which -- you doing to waste.
Number one you stop giving increased pensions at colas cost of living to people who are currently receiving pensions and those people who are accruing pension benefits -- are still working.
You have been either contribute more or in other ways change a system you know Melissa wanted to get into this and this -- it now.
I -- -- it's it's a complicated problem it's going to be capable when you look at the payout from a lot of these pensions if you equated it to a 41 K would have to have more than a million dollars.
It's -- -- 401K in order to receive monthly when you're getting so when people hear you saying that they're cutting the colas and I don't know how my -- live without a possibility increased.
The rest of us who invest in a 41 -- should be so lucky.
Well -- good idea and that is exactly why this these kinds of reforms are now popular.
In in Rhode Island it was extremely popular legislators who -- worried about the union and how the unions would.
-- -- -- -- Have to suddenly worried about how their constituents would vote against -- gotta go gotta go signaling effective and to get to see.
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