Fox And Friends: Pensioners Are ‘Takers’ Sending States Into ‘Death Spiral’ | Crooks and Liars

8 Dec

As Susie Madrak has explained, state legislators’ past sleights-of-hand have hidden pension liabilities rather than pay for them. Now that the bills are coming due, and have been compounded by the recession, conservatives and others are blaming the retirees by arguing that pensions are too lavish and expensive. Today, in words reminiscent of Mitt Romney’s “47%” comments, which probably helped him lose the election, Stuart Varney and the Fox & Friends crew painted retirees as “takers” bleeding states to death.

After a graphic asking, “Who’s Ruining the ECONOMY?” took over the screen, Gretchen Carlson asked, by way of introduction, “Are you thinking about buying a house right now? Well, make sure you avoid these 11 states… Why? Because they’re more worried about helping the takers in those states, apparently, than the money makers.” More…

via Fox And Friends: Pensioners Are ‘Takers’ Sending States Into ‘Death Spiral’ | Crooks and Liars.

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