More Lies on Issue 2 9/15/11
The Buckeye Institute put out a report claiming that Ohio's state contribution to the State Teachers Retirement System is the ninth highest of the 34 states with such systems. What they leave out is that 22 of those state also contribute to the Social Security System while Ohio does not. If you add in the 6.2% of salary which those states contribute in addition to the contribution to the state system, Ohio ranks 20th well below the median contribution. If you hear someone claiming that Ohio is contributing above the average to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) set then straight. It's another lie by those who want to scapegoat unions and public employees.