Scott Walker says that Wisconsin Public Employees do not currently pay their pension funds…but this is a LIE.
Look at this article quote from Forbes Magazine:
If the Wisconsin governor and state legislature were to be honest, they would correctly frame this issue. They are not, in fact, asking state employees to make a larger contribution to their pension and benefits programs as that would not be possible- the employees are already paying 100% of the contributions.
What they are actually asking is that the employees take a pay cut.
I am an attorney in Southern California, and a frequent writer, speaker and consultant on health care policy and politics. To that end, I am active member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Based in beautiful Santa Monica, California, I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to be a contributor to Forbes. I’ve recently finished a book designed to make the health care debate understandable to the average reader, and expect it to be out in the next five months or earlier.
- Sunday Must Reading (middletownmike.blogspot.com)
- The Lies Of Scott Walker: Pension Edition (oliverwillis.com)
- “The Big Lie About the Wisconsin Pension Story” and related posts (therumpus.net)
- The Media Isn’t Telling You That Wisconsin Public Workers Pay for 100% of Their Pensions and Health-Care (alternet.org)
- Walker says Wisconsin protests haven’t changed his mind (capitolhillblue.com)
- Wisconsin Governor Urges Senate Vote on Union Bill (online.wsj.com)
Posted on February 27, 2011, in Announcement, blogs, budget, crime, Economics, editorial, Finance, government, Legal, Lies, News, Politics, Press, quote, vote, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged Association of Health Care Journalists, employment, Governor of Wisconsin, Pension, Rick Ungar, Scott Walker, Southern California, Wisconsin. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.