The US government balance sheet features $80 trillion to $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities. This amount stems from future entitlement program burdens that are, in effect, government promises.
No one is going to vote to reduce their entitlements. (Well, other than the very well-off, who dont actually need those entitlements.)
Unfunded pension liabilities at the state and local have swollen to roughly $4$6 trillion in the United States. And that may be understating the severity of the problem.
Kentucky Is an Example of How Severe This Problem Is
Its easy to cite Illinois or New Jersey, but lets look at a state like Kentucky.
The State of Kentucky released a remarkably candid self-appraisal of their pension liability issues earlier this year. If you optimistically (and unrealistically) assume between 6.75%7.5% compounded returns for the future, Kentucky still ends up $33 billion underfunded.
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Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 8, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET
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- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
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