Thursday, August 17, 2006

New Nussle Ad Stresses Protecting Pensions & Retirement Accounts Says He’ll “Reject Risky Investment Schemes and…Protect Public Pensions”

DES MOINES — Iowa gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle today began airing statewide a new radio commercial focused on protecting worker pensions and retirement accounts. The ad shines a much-needed light on Chet Culver’s risky plan to use the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) to bankroll unproven start-up business ventures. The irresponsible and unaccountable raid on pensions was part of the presentation by Nussle’s gubernatorial opponent to the Greater Des Moines Business Partnership on Monday.

“It’s simply staggering that Chet and his handlers would forward such a reckless and dangerous proposal,” stated Nick Ryan, Nussle’s Campaign Manager. “First Chet supported taking away people’s land by supporting the Governor’s Eminent Domain Veto, and now he wants to fritter away the pensions of city, county, and state employees, like folks in education and law enforcement. I guess this illustrates just how out-of-touch he really is with mainstream Iowans and their pocketbook concerns.”

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