Comments on: Is Meredith Whitney a ratings’ driver for CNBC? http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/06/28/is-meredith-whitney-a-ratings-driver-for-cnbc/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Tseko http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/06/28/is-meredith-whitney-a-ratings-driver-for-cnbc/comment-page-1/#comment-219 Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:55:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=956#comment-219 I think the simple answer to your question is that they believe she may have a point or at least they want to get people talking about the issue and expressing opinions. I don’t think they have been one sided in their presentations. As for the issues, even if we close our eyes and stick our heads in the sand, the problems will not pass. Much of the pension liabilities are now turning into cash outflows as baby boomers are retiring in large numbers so if we are at this percent or that percent, not sure if it would matter.

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By: GCMays http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/06/28/is-meredith-whitney-a-ratings-driver-for-cnbc/comment-page-1/#comment-214 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:09:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=956#comment-214 Looking at that quote, I would first ask what Kate Marshall meant by “Pension Liability” and “Benefit Liability”? Aren’t they the same? Did she mean PBO (“Pension Benefit Liability”).Was she trying to add the same thing twice? This brings her credibility into question in my view.

I’ve watched these CNBC interviews with Ms. Whitney and it seems to me that they try to beat her up when they bring her on, not feature her. I think there are a lot of people who do not wish to see her speak about this.

What about the Jefferson County Alabama situation?Sure “it’s just one” but who is talking / writing about it. What else is out there that no one wants to talk about?

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