Plan to allow private workers into state retirement fund
July 3, 2012 By Brian Moon
On the heels of studies showing Wisconsin’s retirement fund for public employees being in good shape, a Democratic state lawmaker wants private workers involved. Senator Dave Hansen adds the voluntary program will be a “separate fund” from the public workers. He says it would be beneficial to private workers, business owners or farmers who face uncertainty in their retirement plans.
The Green Bay Democrat says a number of his party colleagues have contacted him to co-sponsor. Hansen is hoping Republicans are open to the idea. He says this measure would eliminate a common criticism of public workers having the perks of the state retirement plan.
WUPN: It would seem Mr Hansen needs to find another job this November. Right, we need more people being paid for by the tax payers. When in doubt, liberal democrats want government to take care of everyone. Hansen is just looking for votes in his upcoming election. Will someone run against Dave Hansen?
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