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“Just like Scott Walker, I believe that it’s high time our elected officials were held accountable to the taxpayers,” said Kleefisch. “If I’m elected lieutenant governor, I will join the Walkers in paying my share towards my own retirement, because I believe everyone should pay their own way, including me. At a time when families across
During her campaign for lieutenant governor, Kleefisch also proposed a plan to help reign in government spending by having state employees contribute to their pensions.
• Unlike those in the private sector, the vast majority of state employees contribute nothing towards their retirement.
• State employees receive a pension contribution each year paid for by taxpayers equal to 11% of their salary.
• Currently, taxpayers typically pay for the 5% employee portion of their state employee retirement benefits AND the 6% employer portion.
• All fringe-benefit costs for state workers average 43% of their salaries.
• Out of control spending and a $2.7 billion budget hole will require bold, aggressive steps to balance the budget without raising taxes. One time cuts are not enough.
• Any budget plan that does not address reasonable changes to employee compensation, benefits and pension is at best, tinkering around the edges of true reform.
• A study from February by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute found that the state’s contribution its employee pensions is between 10.55% and 13.3% of its payroll – significantly higher than the private sector average of 5.3%.
• According to 2008 census data, the average pay for public employees in
• A fundamental part of Scott’s plan to bring 250,000 jobs to