Posts Tagged ‘public’

Apathy Rules

Posted: November 24, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” -Plato

Anything Public

Posted: March 7, 2019 in Thought for the Day
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“Don’t put anything on the internet that you’re not OK with being public.” -Eddie Ibanez

Public pensions nationwide are crumbling. Legal loopholes are widening. If you don’t take action to protect yourself and your loved ones, you could be left with nothing….  this is not a hypothetical.

In 2001, the vast majority of pensions were fully funded. Generally speaking, “well-funded” means above 80%. But 50% funding or less is considered the “crisis point.” It’s extremely difficult to come back from 50% or less.

According to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts – an independent research organization – pensions in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, and New Jersey are less than 50% funded. In fact, New Jersey sits at the bottom of the list… its pension is only 31% funded.

If you’re one of the tens of millions of affected Americans, you should know… you have zero control over what happens.

But there is a solution….  You can move money from your pension….  This gives you total control of your money.” -David Eifrig

“Who did the most damage: Greenspan, Bernanke, or Yellen?…  When Mr. Greenspan took over at the Fed in August 1987, the government owed about $3 trillion… or about 40% of GDP.  Today, the national debt approaches $21 trillion – more than 100% of GDP.  Household and corporate debt levels have shown similar expansions. Overall, for the last 30 years, total (private and public) debt has grown about twice as fast as the economy that supports it….  And now, hundreds of millions of people depend on the EZ money economy created by Greenspan, Bernanke, and Yellen. Their jobs, their incomes, their investments, their retirements – all depend on keeping the fantasy alive.” -Bill Bonner

“In 1964,… the US had a total debt load (private and public) of $1 trillion. Today, the economy carries a debt load of $59 trillion.  In 1964, annual US GDP was $656 billion.  Let’s see… today it is about $17 trillion.  Divide $17 trillion by $656 billion and we find that GDP has gone up 26 times – not even half as much as the debt.”  (Debt load up 59x, GDP up 26x).

“Any credit in excess of actual savings is a fraud. It produces a fraudulent boom, which must be followed by a bust. Eventually, the phony credit must go back whence it came.” -Bill Bonner