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What is the public pension insolvency crisis? Last time I checked, sovereigns cannot be insolvent against liabilities denominated in their own currencies.

For that matter, last time I checked, sovereigns presiding over even remotely functioning economies cannot be insolvent, full stop. And if the economy isn't even remotely functioning, what's the chance that private pension plans are solvent anyway?

Now, here's an idea: What about y'all confiscate all the 401(k)s and all future revenues going into them, and set up an equitable public pension scheme instead? If that's insolvent, then sure as Hell the 401(k)s are insolvent. And if it's not, then what's all the squealing about public pension plan insolvency about?

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Mar 3rd, 2009 at 12:49:56 PM EST
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