Public retirement plan assets should never be utilized for political purposes

In Politics by Michael Rae

It is generally held as self-evident by most in the retirement industry that the primary purpose of any true employer-sponsored retirement plan should be to meaningfully support the financial security of employees in their retirement years. While many might think this is overly obvious, some trends in the public sector retirement space seem to be increasingly ignoring this basic tenet. 

State executives and lawmakers from both major political parties have recently threatened to use public retirement plan assets to address political grievances or push political agendas. Issues ranging from guns to oil and climate change to social media are all being