The Retirement Fortunes of CEOs Who Want to Cut Your Social Security

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(00:00) The Business Roundtable CEOs have average retirement assets of $14.5 million – 1,200 times the average American. James Duke of Walmart has over $117 million in retirement assets and will make $686,000 a MONTH when he retires. These same CEO’s are underfunding their employee pensions. The top ten largest pension fund deficits among these CEOs alone total over $100 billion and, ultimately, U.S. taxpayers (you) are responsible. General Electric pays no U.S. income taxes and underfunds its employee pension $23 billion. Meanwhile, its CEO has retirement assets of $60 million.

What’s going on? What right do these people have to work to cut our Social Security retirement? Why don’t they fund their employee pensions as they promised? And why is Congress listening? Hear Scott Klinger of the Center for Effective Government explain.

Learn more at Institute for Policy Studies and Center for Effective Government

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.