Here we go: The pension collapse is now underway

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Kenneth Schortgen
TheDailyCoin.org
August 30, 2016

A few months ago, the largest public and private pension funds announced that they were so underfunded that they would have to begin cutting benefits, or in the case of Central State Pension Fund, even cut payments to retirees altogether. But this now appears to be just the start of a worldwide pension collapse thanks mostly to the actions of global central banks in their decisions to pick a few winners to the detriment of everyone else.

“The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said.
At that time, pension benefits for about 407,000 people could be reduced to “virtually nothing,” he told workers and retirees in a letter sent Friday.

In a last-ditch effort, the Central States Pension Plan sought government approval to partially reduce the pensions of 115,000 retirees and the future benefits for 155,000 current workers. The proposed cuts were steep, as much as 60% for some, but it wasn’t enough. Earlier this month, the Treasury Department rejected the plan because it found that it would not actually head off insolvency.

The fund could submit a new plan, but decided this week that there’s no other way to successfully save the fund and comply with the law. The cuts needed would be too severe.

— CNN Money

This announcement was from back in May, but here in the last week of August, two new critical reports show that the problems in the global pension arena are not only limited to a segregated few, but are occurring fast and furious around the world.

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