A public health crisis is no time for private pension bailouts

Rachel Greszler  |  March 26, 2020

By Rachel Greszler, includes “… The notion here is essentially that plans could arbitrage low-interest taxpayer-backed loans into higher-risk investments, such as stocks, to improve their plan funding. Not surprisingly, considering these are loans to insolvent entities, the Congressional Budget Office estimated a roughly 80% default rate, with the overwhelming majority of plans receiving assistance still becoming insolvent. … The recent market decline shows precisely why it’s absolutely inappropriate to use taxpayer dollars to invest in the market—especially in an attempt to dig out of debt.” 

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