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New Census Bureau data released earlier this week shows that more Americans are living in poverty now than at any time since 1993. While an increase might be understandable, given the uncertain economy, the numbers are still staggering. An estimated one in six Americans, or 15.1 percent of the population, is living in poverty. That translates to 46.2 million people – the highest number in 52 years.

As defined by the Census Bureau, the poverty threshold for a family of four in 2010 is $22,114 a year. However, as we’ve noted before, these numbers probably understate the true level of poverty in this country. In any event, if such a high percentage of the population is living in poverty, prospects for a secure retirement look pretty bleak for far too many Americans.

The new poverty figures come on the heels of news reports describing the ways that companies are cutting back on the salaries and benefits they provide to their employees. 

A recent New York Times article highlights a two-tier pay scale that has been implemented by Detroit’s Big Three automakers, in which new hires receive lower pay and benefits than long-time employees. Embraced by the automakers, these new wage scales have been lauded for helping the automakers return to profitability. But, for the workers on the lower end of the wage scale, the road to profitability isn’t as clear. According to the article:

Some benefits for the lower-tier workers are scaled back as well. They get the union’s traditional medical benefits, but a maximum of four weeks paid time off a year, versus five for the longtime workers. And instead of the guaranteed $3,100-a-month pension a full-paid worker receives after age 60, the new hires have to build their own “personal retirement plan” based on contributions from the company of less than $2,000 a year.

This “new personal retirement plan” places the burden of preparing for retirement on the backs of the very workers who are helping the automakers emerge from the brink of financial ruin.  Cutting pensions doesn’t make sense at a time in which the poverty rate for a family of four is at the highest it has been in 28 years.

The retirement security provided by a lifetime, guaranteed pension does more than just supplement income in retirement. Pensions lift people out of poverty.  People without pensions are more likely to live in poverty than those who have them.

 A report released earlier this year by the National Institute on Retirement Security states that “more than one-third of households that rely only on individual accounts plans will have income either below or near the poverty line. 

In a hearing on Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) noted that the United States has the highest overall poverty rate of any major industrialized country on earth, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. With fewer companies offering traditional pensions and 401(k) plans proving to be inadequate, we are going to have to do something to address the retirement income crisis in this country.  Otherwise, the poverty rate is only going to get worse.

This blog entry was written by the Pension Rights Center's Joellen Leavelle and is cross-posted on the Pension Rights Center's PRC Perspectives blog.

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Walaupun berbeda bentuk dan ukuran, namun berbagai merk Alat Pemadam Api umumnya memiliki cara kerja yang hampir sama. Di dalam bahasa inggris terdapat singkatan untuk memudahkan mengingat cara menggunakannya, yakni P.A.S.S.Pull (tarik Pin hingga segel putus atau terlepas)Pin berada di atas tabung pemadam kebakaran, Pin juga berfungsi sebagai pengaman handle atau pegangan dari penekanan alat yang tidak disengaja.Aim/Arahkan nozzle atau ujung hose Alat Pemadam Api yang kita pegang ke arah pusat api.Squeeze atau Tekan handle atau pegangan untuk mengeluarkan / menyemprotkan isi tabung. Pada beberapa merk handle penyemprot terletak di bagian ujung hose.Sweep/Sapukan nozzle yang kita pegang ke arah kiri dan kanan api, agar media yang disemprotkan merata mengenai api yang sedang terbakar.Perlu diingat setiap jenis alat pemadam api memiliki kemampuan jangkauan yang berbeda, di samping itu perhatikan arah angin sebelum kita mulai menyemprotkan isi tabung pemadam. Jangan sampai posisi kita berdiri berlawanan dengan arah angin, karena akan mebahayakan diri kita sendiri. Sebaiknya kita berdiri diposisi membelakangi arah angin selain untuk menghindari tiupan hawa panas juga menghindarkan kita dari media yang kita semprotkan kembali kearah kita.Cara Memilih alat pemadam :1. Masih memiliki penunjuk pressure tekanan dalam tabung, sehingga dapat dilihat masih berfungsi atau tidaknya tabung tersebut.2. Memilih tabung seamless (Tanpa Las), sehingga mengurangi bahaya kebocoran pada tabung pemadam api.3. Telah diuji kelayakannya oleh Dinas PMK Laboratories.4. Pilih yang bergaransi.Cara Penempatan1. Mudah terlihat, tidak terhalang oleh benda apapun.2. Mudah dijangkau. Penempatan apar jangan terlalu tinggi, tidak melebihi standar PMK yaitu 120 cm, atau 20-30 Cm di atas permukaan.Cara Perawatan Tabung1. Dilakukan pengecekan berkala per-6 bulan, termasuk kebutuhan isi ulang pemadam api jika isinya akan habis.2. Untuk menghindari pembekuan media pada tabung pemadam api, harap dilakukan 1 kali pembolak-balikan tabung per-bulan.3. Dilakukan pengecekan tekanan dalam tabung dengan mengecek pressure / indikator yang berada pada handle atau katup penekan.4. Dilakukan pengecekan selang pada tabung pemadam api.5. Dilakukan pembersihan tabung untuk menghindari karat dan korosi. Demikian petunjuk penggunaan alat pemadam api. Semoga bermanfaat!

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