Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Economics:  A Texas Model for Fixing Social Security

To highlight the problems facing Social Security, Texas Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is pointing to three Texas counties that decades ago opted out of Social Security by creating personal retirement accounts. Now, 30 years on, county workers in those three jurisdictions retire with more money and have better death and disability supplemental benefits. And those three counties—unlike almost all others in the United States—face no long-term unfunded pension liabilities.

For more, see Perry Is Right: There Is a Texas Model for Fixing Social Security by Merrill Matthews, September 24, 2011 at WSJ.com.

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