If you would like to submit a guest blog entry send me an email. Publishing your entry doesn't show I agree or disagree with you. I am troubled by the idea of people selling investments and then betting against those investments. Maybe it makes sense in a textbook but it seems wrong.
Here is the comic and guest blog entry explaining his thoughts:
By "David Brosterhouse"
In the years leading up to the 2008 economic collapse, many neo-cons unsuccessfully urged public pension plans to enter the then-buzzing casino of individual market-based retirement plans. When the dust settled after the crash and states had to reconcile their budget gaps, Wall Street interests sitting on record profits and historically low tax rates pointed the finger at retirees. To be sure, some pension plans had been overextended and some offered generous benefits... But in most cases, blaming public employees for these shortfalls was a little like running out of gasoline on the highway and blaming your mechanic.