Hey, apropos of the mock elections tomorrow, here's a bit of worthy news you can shove into your political piehole and smoke.
From the Economic Policy Journal comes this dreadful list of the 20 worst-funded State and Local Pension Plans in the U.S. of part of A.. We'll just focus on the Worst 10 at the State level:
The 20 Worst Funded Government Pension Plans:
1. Illinois SERS (State Employee's Retirement System)--only 37.4% funded.
2. Kentucky ERS (Employee's Retirement System)---only 40.3% funded.
3. Missouri DOT and Highway Patrol---only 42.2% funded.
4. Indiana Teachers---only 44.3% funded.
5. Connecticut SERS---only 44.4% funded.
6. Illinois Universities---only 46.4% funded.
7. West Virginia Teachers---only 46.5% funded.
8. Oklahoma Teachers---only 47.9% funded.
9. Illinois Teachers---only 48.4% funded.
10. Rhode Island ERS---only 48.4% funded.
Illinois, take a bow! You have three of the worst 10 state pension funds in the nation!
I tweeted the above list link to Ms. Cate Long, of MuniLand fame, and asked her where Puerto Rico's State Pension Fund would rank.
Her response: "Dead first".
Why? Because Our State Pension Fund is--only 9% funded.
Makes Illinois look like Warren fucking Buffet when it comes to investing, huh?
posting on her blog about Puerto Rico's debt overload and the numbers add up to impending doom. The fact that The Larva, Our current pathetic excuse for a (non)governor has increased that debt load to far beyond sustainable is a crime he should pay for in blood.
But he won't; We will.
For it doesn't matter a cockroach's spindly rotted dick who We fraudulently pretend to elect tomorrow, the fact remains that We are headed for a fiscal disaster that will change Our puny little status quo in ways We can't even begin to imagine.
Our mutant economy--and by mutant I mean "genetic disaster," not "X-Men superpowered"--is bolstered by billions of federal dollars pumping life to welfare parasites (known in other parts of the world as "politicians") and a huge herd of lazy people who can't ever be bothered to scrape up even a tiny shred of self-respect, dignity and integrity. Less than 40% of Our working-age adults do so, and Our men--a term used loosely in many cases--practically lead the world in abject laziness.
So when it comes to somehow prospering Our way out of debt, We have syphilis-ravaged pigs raping Our future by increasing debt and undermining growth, a workforce that is neither and a status that says We are property at best to keep Us from making Our own self-interested decisions.
Where does that leave Us on the path to impending economic disaster?
Yeah, go out and vote for your syphilitic pigs now.
The Jenius Has Spoken.