Letter: Wants answers before, not after, June recall election“Don’t put anything in writing!”
By: Roseanne Olsen, River Falls, River Falls Journal
“Don’t put anything in writing!”
This rule is used by many corporations to hide their intentions regarding pension funds. It is one of many troubling issues exposed by Ellen E. Schultz in her book, “Retirement Heist.”
“Don’t put anything in writing!” Is this why Gov. Walker has not responded to my following questions regarding the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)?
1) Are there any plans to change WRS management or to transfer its management fully to a private outside firm?
2) Are there any plans to transfer funds anywhere or to borrow from the WRS or its earnings?
Since January I’ve written the governor three letters.
He responded to the first, but he didn’t answer the questions. He mentioned the WRS study to be released AFTER the recall.
I wrote again. This time I received a call from the governor’s representative stating: “The Governor won’t divert funds from WRS.”
When I asked for that in writing, he said, “Well, I can just tell you over the phone.”
I wrote again. This time I received a call from an even more-persistent representative of the governor stating there would be no changes.
When I insisted on a written reply signed by the Governor, he said, “The governor doesn’t have time to do a letter.”
Walker knows Wisconsin is one of only four states to have a fully-funded pension system. Yet he persists in doomsday commentary, painting a dire picture of pension obligations.
Who will be Gov. Walker’s policymakers? The masterminds who are plundering pension funds nationwide — banks, insurance companies, benefits consultants, CEOs?
While unions and AARP are fighting pension theft, the masterminds silently prevail behind government doors.
Walker has a history of doing that which he never revealed he would do. He needs to answer these vital questions BEFORE the recall election.