Fix doesn’t solve problem

In the July 29 editorial entitled “Corbett going to the mat in effort to get vital pension reform”, you correctly point out that the two pension funds have a combined underfunding of almost $50 billion.

You applaud the governor for his bulldog approach to changing the pension system.

What you fail to tell your readers is that nothing that has been put forth does anything to address the underfunding.

If the reason we need pension reform is because of the underfunding, one would think that a means to address the shortfall would be included with it.

Too often government throws ‘fixes’ at a problem just to say they are doing something. Just as often the ‘fix’ doesn’t address the problem. The current call for pension reform is one of those times.

Mike Kerstetter


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