Obama Care: An Investment Scam

Of all of the corruption that happens within corporations and the government that regulates them, it seems the mother of all missing links is never connected by the media or by the masses, despite my best efforts. Of course, the media is not allowed to tell you what I’m about to tell you, and so why would anyone expect the masses of people to connect such otherwise obvious but invisible dots?

Let’s take Myriad Genetics Incorporated as an example…

This corporation has been in the news lately as it holds the patents on certain breast cancers, though a recent Supreme Court decision is now clouding exactly what that means. Of course, it will be required for Obama-Care approved insurance companies to cover the testing offered by this corporation; which due to its patent-induced monopoly on certain human genes and variations thereof may charge whatever it wishes for its tests without competition. The test currently runs around $3,000, though it could be done for less than $300 by other companies if they were only allowed to… And the monopoly is protected by patent (by government).

Not sure if you caught that or not… but the government is protecting monopolies and trusts through enforcement of its own granted patents!

“…the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been awarding patents on human genes for almost 30 years.

The high court ruled that genes naturally found in the body cannot be patented, but that synthetically created genetic material, called cDNA, can be patented. That leaves an opening for Myriad Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) to continue making money, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the court’s majority decision.

Patents give inventors the right to prevent others from making, using or selling a novel device, process or application, usually for a number of years.”


Myriad’s financial report states:

“Revenue from the BRACAnalysis® test, which represented 81.7 percent of total revenue in the fourth quarter, was $108.7 million, a 17 percent increase over the same period of the prior year.”


So over 80% of revenue was from this test that costs over $3,000 and for which insurance will be required to pay under Obama-Care?

Just how did Myriad acquire the capital for all of its research?

CalPERS pension fund describes its role in capitalization of such corporations very clearly:

“Economists think of this as three forms of capital, which companies deploy to create value. Companies need financial capital. That’s where investors like CalPERS step in. This is why we are concerned with governance…”

“CalPERS earnings fund 66 cents of every dollar we pay in pension benefits. We earn those payments through investing in different assets. We look for a balance between investments which will grow the fund over the long term, and those which can pay cash…

PUBLIC EQUITY – $114.5 billion
The majority of CalPERS investments are in shares of public companies or equity. These grow our fund as the share price increases over time.

PRIVATE EQUITY- $32.1 billion
CalPERS has a significant amount of money invested in companies which are privately held and not listed on a stock exchange. We invest in these companies using external partners.

FIXED INCOME – $40.9 billion
We invest in bonds to produce income and fund volatility. Bonds are issued when either a government or a company wants to raise money. (Etc…)

(Source Report–> http://www.calpers.ca.gov/index.jsp?bc=/about/press/news/invest-corp/towards-sustainable-investment.xml)

According to Yahoo Finance, Myriad Genetics has:97% of Shares Held by Institutional & Mutual Fund Owners“.

CalPERS 2012 Investment Holdings Report states that the government pension fund holds:


CALPERS: Shares – 245,725
Book Value – $7,742,146
Market value$5,840,889

Yes, government is usually the main “institutional holder” of most corporations throughout its pension and other investment schemes. Of course, the direct ownership shares are not the only piece of the pie to consider. Much of government’s investments happen through 3rd party investment houses and mutual funds. For instance, the third largest institutional fund holder listed for Myriad Genetics Inc is Blackrock Inc.

Of course CalPERS and other government pension funds own considerable shares in this corporation as well:


CALPERS: Shares – 299,376
Book Value – $71,755,583
Market Value$50,840,100

It is quite enlightening to see with your own eyes just how much CalPERS has in investments into every corporation imaginable, both foreign and domestic. I find this to be a great wake-up tool, especially for those who call themselves “economists” yet have no idea that government is the economy! You can read that investment report here or download it from CalPERS here:



Go ahead… take a look. The conflict of interest is astounding! Go down the list and find every pharmaceutical and medical corporation in the world!

And remember that government pays your tax-dollars for research and development of new drugs by its investment controlled corporations, and then remember that every drug that was recalled by the FDA (government) must have been approved by the FDA (government) before it killed and/or harmed people. Profit for government investments is more important than safety and effectiveness after all, and so approval is directly correlated with government investment returns and cronyism.

Some of the random top-performing health insurance companies I looked up in this CalPERS report were:

HCC INS HOLDINGS INC – 458,261 shares with a market value of $14,389,407
AFLAC INC – 1,529,819 shares with a market value of $65,154,995
CIGNA CORP – 964,831 shares with a market value of $42,452,560
HUMANA INC – 758,839 shares with a market value of $58,764,496
WELLPOINT INC – 1,193,266 shares with a market value of $76,118,420
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC – 3,777,795 shares with a market value of $221,001,034

So no matter what choice you are allowed by government to make for your insurance company, you really only have one choice – a government investment held corporation that will benefit the government investment scheme no matter which one you choose!

Besides its direct ownership of corporate shares, CalPERS also funnels investments through this fund and through other third parties and as corporate bonds.

According to the California Chamber of Commerce website in reguards to CalPERS’ corporate governance powers, the Chamber is opposed to the fact that: “California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has proposed a new corporate governance policy for CalPERS that would “create the framework by which CalPERS executes its proxy voting responsibilities.”

The changes opposed by the Chamber of Commerce would require CalPERS to:

“Annually publicly disclose the board’s guidelines for contribution approval as a corporate contributions policy. The board should annually disclose the amounts and recipients of significant monetary and non-monetary contributions made by the company during the prior year, including spending “for political or charitable activities provided to or through a third party to influence elections of candidates or ballot measures or governmental action.”

(Source–> http://www.calchamber.com/Headlines/Pages/10032011-ProposedCalPERSPolicyHasPotentialtoStifleBusinessPoliticalActivity.aspx)

If it isn’t obvious to the reader yet, this statement should be read to confirm that currently CalPERS does spend monetary and non-monetary contributions to “influence elections, ballot measures, and government actions”, but does not necessarily report such illicit activities to the public. If you multiply that by the thousands of public pension funds and other government investment funds where collective corporate governance is taking place, you can see the conflict of interest through this investment scheme… where the regulators are regulating themselves.

And of course, any Council that would oppose such honest disclosure is likely to in some way be directly or indirectly utilizing or benefiting from such contributions. But then what would you expect from organized crime?

The point here is that whatever happens with the semi-socialized insurance program that Obama-Care represents, you can rest assured that each corporation from insurance, medical, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic research companies – all with such patents on human genes and the diseases that effect them – will be a majorly invested in corporation by government institutional funds.

In other words, your taxpayer money is being collected on behalf of the “employees” of government only to be invested in the corporations that government is allowing to patent your genes and overcharging the insurance companies that are government-owned through investment for their monopolistic tests of your genes which they legally own…

And you agree to pay for Obama-Care… to take the medical mark of the Beast and be forced to get insurance from a government investment owned corporation that it will receive returns and dividends on its investment by passing legislation that forces you to buy its insurance plan from one of its investment held corporations?

Talk about useful idiots!


–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Wednesday, June 16th, 2013

CAFR Confession

A friend and listener to our local AM station took our interview with the mayor of Salt Lake County, where he admits to the county CAFR and over $650 million in extra fund balances. He also included the CAFR pages I read from as reference.

Though I already posted the interview (audio only), I feel like this is the most important public official confession as to the wealth of the government as shown in government’s financial statements.

Please pass this on…

Also, learn more about government Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR’s) with CAFR School, here:

Part 1: The State of Wisconsin CAFR –


Part 2: Introduction to CAFR – City of Aurora, Co –


Part 3: Advanced study – State of Minnesota CAFR –


Now compare these to your own local, county state, and school district CAFR’s.


–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)
–Tuesday, July 12, 2011





Government’s Conflict Of Interest

As I was going through my emails, I got yet another request from someone who wanted me to sign a petition to send to my political “representative” in office, asking politely to stop funding big oil companies. I sighed in disillusionment, trying to think of a way to make people understand that this form of political action is absolutely useless in a corporate government.

I am so saddened as of late that these types of “petitions” are the focus of so much wasted energy. Writing, calling, and even worse… emailing your “representative” in this kind of futile effort is the worst part of our mutually controlled opposition. The sense of satisfaction and patriotism that is felt by these actions is indeed exactly the desired effect of these actions. They accomplish nothing, and yet makes whole groups feel a sense of accomplishment. A petition has NO legal jurisdiction. A letter is scanned and then filed in the trash, while emails are dumped into a folder on a digital archive never to be seen again.

What a game we play – pawns moving around exactly as we are lead, never changing anything, begging our masters to do what’s right and to start representing us. It’s pathetic!

Don’t you understand? The government owns Exxon Mobile. It has controlling stock interest in the company. It owns British Petroleum, Chevron, and any other petroleum based companies you can think of. If it didn’t have a major or controlling financial interest in BP, that gulf oil spill would have been immediately cleaned up! It wouldn’t have cost the government anything to force this corporation to clean up its mess.

Don’t you Understand? Of course the government gives billions and billions in R&D grants to Pharmaceuticals and medical companies. Government owns those as well, both national and international. It hands these subsidies to these companies because it is profitable for government!!! It must do this to justify its tax collections.

Don’t you understand? They wont stop giving their own profitable businesses subsidies (taxpayer money) just because you say pretty please. They wont stop making a profit to save a few square miles of farmland or housing. And they certainly wont change anything just because a bunch of pussified patriots sign a piece of paper demanding it.

And so, I have compiled this list of just the New York State Retirement Fund’s holdings in Pharmaceuticals, oil companies, the media, and other industries. This is only one out of over 200,000 governments, Federal, state, and local. And if just one single government owns this much in these companies, the answers to the following questions should be as clear as day… government owns and profits from these corporations, and passes the laws which regulate them and to guarantee those profits, regardless of what the public wants. The answer to all questions is simple… it’s just business.

Why are pharmaceuticals and medical companies out of control and killing people? Why is cancer the number one most profitable business, despite proven cures? Why are vaccines soon to be mandatory without one shred of evidence as to them being medically sound? Why are banks allowed to charge practically unlimited interest despite usury laws? Why are banks allowed to foreclose on millions and millions of homes? Why are banks allowed to ignore state laws in lieu of federal laws? Why are products made in China all over the stinking place? Why are dangerous and poisonous products being imported into America? Why is the American market so saturated with foreign products? Why was Exxon and BP not required to clean up their historical oil spills? Why is oil still being used when such vast and wonderful alternatives are all around us? Why is the media lying and misinforming us at every turn, supporting government in every way?

All of these questions are answered by this simple realization…

Government owns it all!!!

Government is in a direct conflict of interest by being major majority shareholder (owner) of all significant corporations, both foreign and domestic.

The following is the New York Pension System holdings in major corporations around the world in 2009. This incomplete list and a 2010 list can be downloaded here:


I challenge you to find a company this government doesn’t own stock in!


Company                                   # of shares            Market Value 2009

–Oil and Energy–

Exxon Mobil Corp                           18,125,534              1,234,348,865
Chevron Corp                                    7,698,784                  517,666,219
ConocoPhillips                                 6,003,030                 235,078,655
Schlumberger Ltd                            4,624,733                  187,856,654
BP plc – Sponsored ADR                   202,055                      8,102,406
Royal Dutch Shell plc – A                1,816,523                   40,904,335
Royal Dutch Shell plc – A               2,842,162                   63,886,007
Royal Dutch Shell plc – A                    84,900                      3,761,070
Royal Dutch Shell plc – B                     35,812                       1,561,761
Royal Dutch Shell plc – B                1,553,412                   34,088,987
American Electric Power Co Inc    1,785,207                   45,094,329
PG&E Corp                                         1,249,975                    47,774,045
Questar Corp                                        802,950                   23,630,819
Occidental Petroleum Corp             2,913,414                  162,131,489
Walter Energy Inc                                188,400                    4,308,708
Rio Tinto Ltd                                         136,488                     5,364,638
Rio Tinto plc                                          352,517                    11,874,086
Praxair Inc                                           1,153,745                   77,635,501
Marathon Oil Corp                           2,683,221                   70,541,880
Southwest Gas Corp                            129,220                     2,722,665
Southwestern Energy Company    1,532,452                   45,498,500
National Oilwell Varco Inc             1,757,094                   50,446,169
National Fuel Gas Company             290,140                     8,898,594
Murphy Oil Corp                                 849,129                    38,015,505
Petro-Canada                                        315,730                     8,499,603
Petro-Canada                                         49,900                      1,326,342
Petrohawk Energy Corp                       60,100                       1,155,723
Petrol Ofisi A.S.                                   268,128                          612,205
Petroleo Brasileiro – ADR                     2,330                            70,995
Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – ADR          88,940                      2,179,030
El Paso Corp                                     2,900,913                    18,130,706
El Paso Electric Company                 104,540                      1,472,969
Petroleum Development Corp            32,465                         383,412
Petroplus Holdings AG                       118,882                     1,673,894
Petroquest Energy Inc                         88,900                         213,360
FirstEnergy Corp                               1,146,792                   44,266,171
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc         324,678                  20,409,259
Frontier Oil Corp                                  721,302                     9,225,453
Forest Laboratories Inc                   1,580,235                   34,701,961
Forest Oil Corp                                     367,300                    4,829,995
Gulfmark Offshore Inc                         28,900                        689,554
Gulfport Energy Corp                            11,000                          25,520
Gas Natural SDG                                   116,361                     1,589,728
OGE Energy Corp                                385,853                      9,191,018
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd                547,011                      8,411,905
Oil Search Ltd                                    2,186,952                    7,992,540
Cairn Energy plc                                   475,999                  14,839,441
Oil States International Inc               188,040                    2,523,497
Electricite De France (EDF)              505,068                  19,805,545
Gaz De France                                       863,514                  29,636,703
Scottish & Southern Energy plc          511,473                    8,130,299
Tokyo Electric Power Company         359,150                    8,945,115
Tokyo Electron Ltd                               363,650                  13,401,701
Tokyo Gas Company                         2,375,746                    8,298,394
China Petroleum Chemical             3,982,000                   2,548,480
China Power Int Dvlp Ltd               6,012,000                     1,194,643
China Coal Energy Company             416,000                       307,035
China Oilfield Services                        212,000                        167,685
China Shenhua Energy Co                  341,000                       768,240
Chiyoda Chemical Engineering         935,400                    4,962,535
Chubu Electric Power Co Inc              241,917                     5,314,973
Shanghai Electric Grp Co Ltd      12,052,000                    3,467,866
Shinsei Bank Ltd                               1,450,154                      1,453,531
Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd          41,500                        344,958
China Coal Energy Company – H     416,000                        307,035
Hong Kong & China Gas Co Ltd    5,485,330                     8,649,127
Hong Kong Electric Holds Ltd      3,200,500                   18,996,516
Mitsubishi Electric Corp                 3,036,548                   13,557,939
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical CO Inc          4,000                          17,009

–Automobile Industry–

General Motors Corp                       1,869,290                    3,626,423
Ford Motor Company                      7,547,012                   19,848,642
Toyota Motor Company                  1,764,412                    55,735,197
Toyota Industries Corp                       177,163                      3,757,786
Toyota Tsusho Corp                           143,200                       1,371,542
Honda Motor – ADR                         188,000                     4,455,600
Honda Motor Company                 1,297,926                    30,421,167
Mazda Motor Corp                             715,000                       1,187,203
Nissan Motors Japanese Ord       4,282,864                     15,176,697
Mitsubishi Corp                                  859,769                     11,185,615
Mitsubishi Motors Corp                    271,000                         342,969
Hyundai Motor Company Ltd           30,860                      1,238,193
Volvo AB – A Shares                             81,950                         434,170
Volvo AB – B Shares                           183,135                         968,031
Volkswagen AG                                     21,483                     6,560,285
Volkswagen AG – Preferred               16,006                         921,026
Harley-Davidson Inc                          796,512                   10,665,296
Yamaha Corp                                         42,813                         414,823
Yamaha Motor Company Ltd          184,000                     1,630,050
CarMax Inc                                       1,128,900                    14,043,516
Advance Auto Parts Inc                    492,883                   20,247,634

–Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare–

Abbott Laboratories                      5,864,256                  279,725,011
Baxter International Inc               2,975,728                  152,416,788
Bayer AG                                             799,730                   38,861,936
Pfizer Inc                                      26,880,813                  366,116,673
Eli Lilly & Company                     3,904,933                  130,463,812
Merck & Company Inc                  7,814,727                 209,043,947
Merck KGaA                                       159,294                    14,041,129
Teva Pharmaceutical Ind Ltd         613,430                   27,635,022
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company 8,358,967                 183,228,557
Metlife Inc                                        3,135,011                   71,384,200
Colgate-Palmolive Company        1,968,159                 116,082,018
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co              8,358,967                 183,228,557
Roche Holding AG – Genuss          930,152                   127,777,796
Roche Holdings Ltd – ADR              49,000                      1,682,807
Gilead Sciences Inc                       3,936,647                 182,345,489
Glaxosmithkline plc                      6,465,941                 100,789,027
Glaxosmithkline plc – ADR              32,400                     1,006,668
Novartis AG – ADR                           145,280                     5,495,942
Novartis AG – Regular                 2,664,079                 100,935,336
Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc            452,987                      4,294,317
Amgen Inc                                       4,272,238                  211,561,226
Sanofi-Aventis                                2,421,930                 136,276,979
Sanofi-Aventis – ADR                        81,400                     2,273,502
Astrazeneca                                          22,055                         773,644
Astrazeneca plc                               1,833,135                   64,400,614
Astrazeneca plc – Spons. ADR         123,711                      4,385,555
3M Company                                   2,536,317                  126,105,681
UnitedHealth Group Inc              4,777,620                   99,995,587
Tenet Healthcare Corp                 2,636,132                      3,057,913
Pharmaceutical Prod Dvlpmt Inc  678,871                    16,102,820
Pharmerica Corp                                 98,534                      1,639,606
Humana Inc                                       930,895                   24,277,742
St Jude Medical Inc                        1,575,296                  57,230,504
AMN Healthcare Services                125,274                        638,897
American Medical Sys Holds. Inc  259,590                    2,894,429
American Physicians Capital Inc     26,420                     1,081,106
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc          470,779                   14,645,935
RehabCare Group Inc                         92,232                    1,608,526
Reinsurance Grp of America Inc    522,133                   16,911,888
Univ Health Serv Inc – Class B       203,950                    7,819,443
Basilea Pharmaceutica                       48,480                    3,027,202
Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc             91,058                        450,737
Nationwide Health Propts Inc        375,204                    8,325,777
National Health Investors Inc           12,700                        341,249
Natus Medical Inc                                77,400                       658,674
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd       290,158                    4,876,605
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group         277,100                    9,958,974
Health Care Reit Inc                         393,735                  12,044,354
Health Mangmnt Asc Inc – Cls A   797,100                    2,056,518
Health Net Inc                                   409,340                    5,927,243
Healthcare Realty Trust Inc              28,015                        419,945
Healthcare Services Group Inc       194,790                    2,916,006
HealthSpring Inc                               309,519                    2,590,674
Healthways Inc                                  233,425                    2,047,137
MedCath Corp                                      41,245                        299,851
Medco Health Solutions Inc       2,204,279                   91,124,894
Medical Properties Trust Inc          125,700                       458,805
Mediceo Holdings Company Ltd     56,700                       603,338
Medicines Company                             5,400                         58,536
Medicis Pharma Corp – Class A    370,640                    4,584,817
Medtronic Inc                                4,208,522                124,025,143

–Banks and Investments–

Morgan Stanley                              4,301,770                   97,951,303
Goldman Sachs Group Inc/The   1,961,585                207,967,242
Goldman Sachs Ssga Em Mrkts  8,934,287                102,501,423
Wells Fargo & Company             16,257,120                 231,501,389
Bank of America Corp                 23,819,237                 162,447,196
Citigroup Inc                                 18,601,505                  47,061,808
Citigroup Inc Depository Shares    199,368                    3,046,343
American Express Company       4,249,664                  57,922,920
American Financial Group Inc       492,854                    7,910,307
Visa Inc – Class A                              390,400                 21,706,240
Mastercard Inc – Class A                 306,830                 51,387,888
Zions BanCorp                                   558,029                   5,485,425
Fifth Third Bancorp                       2,678,672                    7,821,722
Fannie Mae                                             6,000                           4,200
Freddie Mac                                            6,100                            4,636
Hartford Financ Serv Grp Inc      1,099,070                   8,627,700
Hudson City Bancorp Inc             2,946,851                 34,448,688
Western Union Company             2,656,147                  33,387,768
Siemens AG                                         757,252                  43,473,647
Experian Group Ltd                        1,034,174                    6,474,091
Equifax Inc                                           626,161                  15,309,636
Equinix Inc                                             13,800                       774,870
State Street Corp                             1,867,120                  57,469,954
People’s United Financial Inc      1,234,207                  22,178,700
Fidelity Nat Financial Inc – Cls A  839,867                  16,385,805
Fidelity Nat Info Services Inc          657,748                   11,971,014
Westpac Banking Corp                     298,305                   3,956,638
Axis Bank Ltd                                      191,458                     1,565,891
Discover Financial Services          1,874,548                  11,828,398
Softbank Corp                                 3,664,300                 46,596,748
Solera Holdings Inc                           556,652                  13,793,837
Signature Bank                                   210,333                    5,937,701
HSBC Holdings plc                        8,349,382                  47,271,967
HSBC Holdings plc                        1,389,200                    7,645,081
HSBC Holdings plc – Rights            893,766                   1,806,322
Royal Bank of Canada                       169,300                   4,949,214
Royal Bank of Scotland                 6,330,271                   2,223,006
Royal Bank of Scotland, Rights   6,427,941                                 -0-
Allied Irish Banks                            1,216,447                      969,046
National Australia Bank                1,406,252                 19,638,984
Aust & New Zealand Bank Group   701,045                    7,671,606
Commonwealth Bank of Australia    19,794                       477,637
National Bank of Canada                  161,300                    5,161,497
National Bank of Greece                  102,386                     1,551,051
Deutsche Bank AG – ADR                    9,800                      398,370
Deutsche Bank AG – Registered     654,969                26,888,105
Credit Suisse Group                        1,174,244                 35,793,762
Credit Suisse Group – Spons ADR         300                           9,147
Bank Montreal Quebec                     428,291                  11,230,235
Bank Mutual Corp                               94,860                       859,432
Bank of Baroda                                   542,734                   2,506,942
Bank of Communications             1,376,000                       955,210
Bank of Cyprus Ltd                              51,909                        157,826
Bank of East Asia                           2,605,019                    5,028,527
Bank of Hawaii Corp                         192,499                    6,348,617
Bank of India                                      934,270                   4,040,186
Bank of New York Mellon Corp  4,420,585                124,881,526
Credit Agricole S.A.                            311,625                    3,439,044
Credit Saison Company                       14,918                        144,241
Bank of Nova Scotia                          149,900                     3,701,779
First Bancorp Puerto Rico                143,010                       609,223
Bank Yokohama Ltd Japan Ord     903,100                    3,821,968
Hiroshima Bank Ltd/The                   13,000                         49,357
Bank of Kyoto Ltd/The                       73,000                       614,924
Osaka Gas Company Ltd               2,035,146                   6,346,309
Bank of China Ltd – H                   8,527,000                   2,827,663
Ind Comm Bank of China Ltd      4,464,000                   2,321,280
China Citic Bank – H                        484,000                       182,983
China Construction Bank – H      4,331,000                   2,458,890
China Merchants Bank – H             283,000                      494,428
Shizuoka Bank                                    183,000                    1,637,866
Shinsei Bank Ltd                             1,450,154                     1,453,531
Chiba Bank                                          176,500                       866,685
Cheung Kong (Holdings)              3,376,000                  29,077,161
Hang Seng Bank Ltd                         328,500                    3,308,313
Hanmi Financial Corp                        55,300                           71,890
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Grp     6,409,847                 30,890,829
Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Fin Co Ltd    1,600                          33,370
Bangkok Bank                                    554,400                      1,172,424
Bangkok Bank Public Co Ltd          446,200                         937,316
Siam Comm Bank Public Co Ltd    376,900                         579,192
Malayan Banking Berhad                802,525                         849,745
Malayan Banking Berhad – Rights  361,136                                 -0-
Blackrock Inc                                           7,135                         927,835
Blackstone Group Lp/The             1,289,215                     9,346,809
Zurich Financial Services                      9,387                     1,486,829
Aetna Inc                                           1,881,924                   45,787,211
Cincinnati Financial Corp                 736,150                   16,835,751
First American Corp                           496,770                  13,169,373
First Bancorp Puerto Rico                 143,010                       609,223
First Cash Financial Services Inc      48,800                       728,096
First Commonwealth Finan Corp   394,940                     3,503,118
First Financial – 144A GDR                 48,113                       444,083
First Financial Bancorp                        62,100                       591,813
First Financial Bankshares Inc           54,475                    2,624,061
First Financial Holding Company   978,455                        451,546
First Financial Holdings Inc               23,950                       183,218
First Horizon National Corp              766,191                  8,228,888
First Mercury Financial Corp            213,900                  3,088,716
First Midwest Bancorp Inc                280,825                   2,412,287
First Niagara Financial Group Inc   414,400                   4,516,960
First Potomac Realty Trust                  75,284                      553,337
First Quantum Minerals Ltd                 6,400                      180,583
First Solar Inc                                        39,400                   5,228,380
Discover Financial Services            1,874,548                 11,828,398

–The Media–

Walt Disney Company/The             7,975,404               144,833,337
News Corp – Class A                          7,746,798                 51,283,803
Time Warner Cable Inc                     1,476,825                 36,625,251
Time Warner Inc                               4,885,448                 94,289,152
CBS Corp – Class B                            3,518,760                 13,512,038
General Electric Company              39,551,471              399,865,372
Sony Corp                                                811,290                 16,411,435
Sony Financial Holdings Inc                         24                       63,906
Vivendi Universal                               2,414,568               63,876,002
Viacom Inc – Class B                         2,363,387                41,075,666
Discovery Commun Inc – Series A       79,244                  1,269,489
Discovery Commun Inc – Series C       78,831                   1,154,874
Marvel Entertainment Inc                    175,800                 4,667,490
Comcast Corp – Class A                   10,473,672             142,860,886
Comcast Corp – Special Class A            20,259                     260,733
DreamWorks Anim SKG Inc – A        285,700                  6,182,548
DISH Network Corp – Class A             475,200                 5,279,472
DIRECTV Group Inc/The                 2,048,939               46,695,320
Dolby Laboratories Inc – Class A         419,110                14,295,842
British Sky Broadcasting                   3,626,650               22,534,452
Deluxe Corp                                            263,202                  2,534,635
Warner Music Group Corp                     16,700                       39,245
Virgin Media Inc                                    280,696                  1,347,341
New York Times Company/The          356,178                  1,609,925
Cinemark Holdings Inc                         373,718                  3,509,212
Hitachi Ltd                                           5,368,600               14,458,313
Fujifilm Holdings Corp                         378,094                  8,134,553
Netflix Inc                                                225,586                  9,682,151
NETGEAR Inc                                           68,745                     828,377
Gamestop Corp – Class A                      913,536                25,597,279
Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc           74,000                    273,060
Tokyo Broadcasting System Hold Inc  18,900                     247,612

–Food and Beverage–

Monsanto Company                           2,280,249            189,488,692
General Mills Inc                                  1,369,515               68,311,408
H.J. Heinz Company                            1,255,221               41,497,606
Hershey Company/The                          609,148               21,167,893
ConAgra Foods Inc                               1,997,457               33,697,100
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc              865,369               14,633,390
Coca-Cola West Japan                               3,500                       55,847
Coca-Cola Amatil                                      42,075                     253,456
Coca-Cola Company/The                   7,633,116              335,475,448
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc                  1,613,637                21,283,872
Pepsi Bottling Group Inc/The              756,262                16,743,641
PepsiAmericas Inc                                  349,239                 6,024,373
Pepsico Inc                                            6,512,462             335,261,544
Groupe Danone                                       231,868                11,285,823
Nutrisystem Inc                                        59,400                     847,638
AES Corp/The                                      2,510,794                14,587,713
Cracker Barrel Old Cntry Store Inc       50,067                  1,433,919
McDonald’s Corp                                4,406,583             240,467,234
Wendys/Arbys Group Inc – Class A 1,743,327                 8,768,935
Safeway Inc                                           2,981,340              60,193,255
Cosco Corp Singapore Ltd                    320,000                    172,609
Cosco Pacific Ltd                                  1,704,000                1,682,013
Smiths Group plc                                  1,327,512               12,729,661
Tesco                                                     12,932,819              61,803,212
Smithfield Foods Inc                              489,493                4,630,604
Smucker (J M) Company/The              545,201               20,319,641
Darden Restaurants Inc                         527,787               18,081,983
Yum! Brands Inc                                   2,110,315               57,991,456


AT&T Inc                                             22,256,707            560,869,016
Verizon Communications Inc          10,831,468            327,110,334
Sprint Nextel Corp                                9,777,244             34,904,759
Motorola Inc                                          9,547,354             40,385,307
Qwest Communications Int Inc         4,735,734              16,196,210
Vodafone Group plc – Spons ADR        109,595                1,909,145
Vodafone Group plc New                 56,080,988            98,670,972
Samsung Electronics Company Ltd          4,489               1,843,305
Ericsson LM Tele Co – Spons ADR       126,820               1,025,974
Ericsson LM Tele Co – B Shares         7,402,571            60,439,750
Nokia Oyj                                               2,005,360             23,643,146
Nokia Oyj Corp – Sponsored ADR         151,200               1,764,504
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc              38,800                  985,304
Singapore Telecommun Ltd             23,712,699              39,463,971
France Telecom S.A.                             4,161,013              94,746,495
Deutsche Telekom AG – Registered 5,484,668             68,232,281
Tele Norte Leste Part – ADR                   770,711             10,666,640
Tele2 AB – B Shares                                   66,884                  562,268
Telecom Corp of New Zealand           3,833,489               4,988,558
Telecom Egypt                                          133,000                   350,087
Telecom Italia – RNC                           1,380,285                1,404,691
Telecom Italia S.p.A.                           11,019,457              14,206,248
Telecommunication Sys Inc – Class A  411,900                 3,777,123
Teleflex Inc                                                144,400                5,644,596
Telefonica S.A.                                      5,056,407            100,835,142
Telefonos De Mexico                            1,746,900                1,326,618
Telefonos De Mexico S.A. – ADR         294,600               4,430,784
Telekom Austria                                    1,067,724              16,160,836
Telekom Malaysia Berhad                   1,383,000               1,335,389
Telekomunikacja Polska S.A.                   48,243                   257,585
Telekomunikasi Tbk PT                       1,385,900                  905,543
Telemig Celular Participacoes – ADR       1,959                     69,819
Telenor ASA                                           3,379,464              19,269,466
Telephone & Data Systems Inc             392,880              10,415,249
Teletech Holdings Inc                             533,062               5,805,045
Television Francaise (T.F.1)                     42,095                  329,804
Teliasonera AB                                      1,050,823               5,033,396
Telkom South Africa                                  74,690                  828,501

–Other Corporations of Note–

Diebold Inc                                        234,830              5,013,621
Halliburton Company                          3,077,890              47,614,958
Raytheon Company                               1,727,827              67,281,583
Hewlett-Packard Company                9,304,769            298,310,894
Home Depot Inc/The                          7,208,920             169,842,155
Fedex Corp                                             1,230,967               54,765,722
Allstate Corp/The                                 2,187,843               41,897,193
Amazon.Com Inc                                   1,316,841              96,708,803
Macy’s Inc                                              1,568,938               13,963,548
Sears Holdings Corp                                213,759                 9,770,924
Procter & Gamble Company/The   10,837,108              510,319,416
Johnson & Johnson                           10,447,583             549,542,866
Du Pont (E I) De Nemours & Co       3,521,463               78,634,269
Dow Chemical Company/The          4,280,075                36,081,032
Dun & Bradstreet Corp/The                 207,093                15,946,161
Staples Inc                                              2,512,085               45,493,859
Alcoa Inc                                                  3,117,832              22,884,887
Canon Inc                                              2,236,920               63,866,704
Canon Marketing Japan Inc                   35,500                     498,157
Hitachi Ltd                                           5,368,600                14,458,313
Caterpillar Inc                                       2,111,648                59,041,678
H&R Block Inc                                      1,177,370                 21,416,360

–Computers and Internet–

Microsoft Corp                                  28,680,246              526,856,119
Apple Inc                                               3,324,449             349,466,079
Texas Instruments Inc                       5,083,728                83,932,349
Google Inc – Class A                               974,378              339,142,007
Yahoo! Inc                                              5,126,172                65,666,263
Yahoo! Japan Corp                                      4,716                   1,235,222
Intel Corp                                            22,345,858             336,305,163
Dell Inc                                                    7,713,130                73,120,472
International Business Mach Corp  5,099,897              494,129,020
McAfee Inc                                                758,725                 25,417,288
Palm Inc                                                    401,500                  3,460,930
Oracle Corp                                         13,566,613               245,148,697
Oracle Corp Japan                                  192,600                   7,253,944
NVIDIA Corp                                        2,001,337                 19,733,183
Advanced Micro Devices Inc             1,847,932                   5,636,193
Cisco Systems Inc                             23,320,806              391,089,917
Intuit Inc                                               1,339,099                 36,155,673
Microchip Technology Inc                    756,250                16,024,938
Micron Technology Inc                      3,774,261                  15,323,500
Micros Systems Inc                                235,060                  4,407,375
Casio Computer Japanese Ordinary     91,200                      639,887
Electronic Arts Inc                               1,162,420                 21,144,420
Activision Blizzard Inc                           961,705                 10,059,434
THQ Inc                                                     123,910                      376,686

–Alcohol, Coffee, and Cigarettes–

Starbucks Corp                                     2,453,460                 27,257,941
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc                             23,620                      510,664
Green Mntain Coffee Roasters Inc      272,425                 13,076,400
Imperial Tobacco Group plc              1,426,448                32,038,870
Philip Morris International Inc         6,731,683               239,513,281
British American Tobacco                   1,137,258                 26,293,331
Lorillard Inc                                             568,189                 35,079,989
Reynolds American Inc                         582,000                20,858,880
Altria Group Inc                                   6,925,183                110,941,432
Molson Coors Brewing Co – Class B   568,782                 19,497,847
Anheuser-Busch InBev Npv                  709,929                 19,553,671
Anheuser-Busch InBev – Strip VVPR 225,008                             896
Seagrams (is owned by Vivendi Universal)  (See Media Listing)
Boston Beer Co Inc/The – Class A          21,950                     457,877
Brown-Forman Corp – Class B              391,530               15,203,110
Castle A. M. & Company                          39,400                     351,448
Constellation Brands Inc – Class A      768,209                  9,141,687
Diageo plc                                                  907,367               10,229,018
Fortune Brands Inc                                  715,098               17,555,656
Heineken Holding Nv – Class A            386,719                9,390,942
Heineken Nv                                            206,448                 5,865,762
Pernod Ricard S.A.                                  353,388               19,694,387

–The Stock Market (corporations)–

NYSE Euronext                                     1,044,464                 18,695,906
NASDAQ OMX Group Inc                     539,840                 10,570,067
Moody’s Corp                                            769,534                  17,637,719
Barclays plc                                             1,278,276                    2,711,681


Continental Airlines – Class B                313,800                 2,764,578
Southwest Airlines Company              3,345,891                21,179,490
Delta Air Lines Inc                                      16,000                      90,080
JetBlue Airways Corp                               745,342                 2,720,498
Airtran Holdings Inc                                470,680                  2,141,594
Alaska Air Group Inc                                 191,600                3,366,412
All Nippon Airways                                      11,000                      42,989
British Airways                                          398,483                    804,201
Air China Ltd – H                                     446,000                     143,871
Japan Airlines Corp                                  176,000                     356,384
Singapore Airlines Ltd                             347,540                  2,286,147
Cathay Pacific Airways                            702,000                      697,471
Qantas Airways Ltd                                  220,300                     267,097
Ryanair Holdings plc – Spons ADR      298,400                6,896,024
Auckland International Airport Ltd         34,621                       33,789
Priceline.Com Inc                                       231,150               18,209,997


For more information on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, government wealth through investment, and this complete conflict of interest of government, please visit the following sites:






Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wisconsin’s Real Financial Situation Explained

The following is a list of totals reported in the Wisconsin State Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

The individual funds and investments that make up these totals are listed in detail below these fund “totals”.

All of this is sourced from the state’s 2010 CAFR, which can be downloaded at the state governments website, here: http://www.doa.state.wi.us/subcategory.asp?linksubcatid=374&locid=3

It may also be viewed online here: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/23131666/Wisconsin-Comprehensive-Annual-Financial-Report

Page numbers are listed, so you can follow along in the CAFR for verification, and my comments are in red.

And now, the answer to the question… Is the State of Wisconsin bankrupt?

First, let’s have a look at what Wisconsin has in its investment funds, which is not being reported to the taxpayers of the state or of America…

(See below for explanation)



-> $4,403,000,000


-> $365,800,000


-> $1,023,000,000


-> $127,400,000


-> $200,000


-> $72,000,000


-> $2,006,000,000


-> $6,603,000,000


-> $94,847,000


-> $664,459,000

TOTAL NONMAJOR ENTERPRISE FUNDS listed as “All Nonmajor Funds”

-> $1,446,072,000


-> $350,107,000


-> $66,937,157,000


–> $2,606,398,000


–> $2,265,681,000

TOTAL AGENCY FUNDS listed as “Totals”

-> $334,837,000


-> $89,299,958,000




-> $11,693,400,000


-> $22,487,900,000


-> $34,181,300,000



-> $123,481,258,000


Note: This should not be construed to be a representation of all hidden wealth and investments within the state government of Wisconsin, but rather the ones that jump off the page to the semi-trained eye. Revenue bonds and other investment assets and future profits are still beyond my scope of translation.

But to put this state government wealth into perspective… The population of the state of Wisconsin as of 2010 was 5,686,986 people. The above figure of over $123 Billion represents investments and capital net assets, which total $21,712 per person in the state of Wisconsin. Remember… many of those people are kids with no income!

This summary compilation of the wealth of the state of Wisconsin is for one purpose: to show exactly what the Wisconsin state government is holding in cash and liquid investments, and not hiding this wealth by stating what their “future obligations” are. So the above figure is what the state had in actual assets, cash, and investments as of June 30, 2010, after liabilities were already paid, and not what it will spend later (which is just their way to hide this current wealth as reported by attaching its value to future financial obligations). Compare this with your exact personal bank account balance today, not what it will be next week or in 5 years (or once future bills are paid with future checks). This is the balance today, and it includes your savings and investments at their value today, not in the future.

While the State government will tell us that these funds are designated or “restricted” to the funds that house them, there is no law that says this is the case, and they are transferred between each fund (intra-fund) all of the time. Do not let these crooks tell you that these funds and investments are restricted without proof. SHOW US THE LAW!

This is rightly taxpayer money, and it could and should be used for taxpayer purposes. Instead, it is being withheld from the public (taxpayers), invested in these funds, and used for “business activities” within this for-profit corporation known as the “State of Wisconsin”. There is no reason that any government (meaning the people; the public) should be in debt, at all, with this kind of hidden wealth.

The state of Wisconsin is obviously far from bankrupt!


***Note: This is just the state corporation (government), and does not include the counties, municipal corporations (cities), towns, school districts, and other corporate governments within the state of Wisconsin. Each of these “governments” has their own investments, funds, and assets, which are listed separately on each of their CAFR’s. The assets of all of these individual government corporations within the state do not appear on the state CAFR.

There are 72 counties in the State of Wisconsin.

There are 190 cities (municipal corporations) in the State of Wisconsin (as of 2006).

There are 1,260 towns in the State of Wisconsin (some the same as cities).

There are 370 school districts in the State of Wisconsin (approx).

All of these are different government corporations. All of these have separate CAFR’s.

Malls, movie theaters, golf courses, most other commercial real estate entities, electric and gas companies, water and sewage companies, universities and colleges, parks and zoos, parking meters and garages, toll roads and bridges, and many other types of government owned businesses are all part of individual governments listed in their CAFRs.

The total wealth of the state of Wisconsin can only truly be measured by adding up the investments, assets, funds, enterprise operations (businesses), and other government wealth and investments within each of these individual corporate governments, through each county and local government Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.


***Note: There is a rabid defense of pension funds by the government employees who benefit from them, and of course by the government who controls and profits from them and their investments. But it is important to understand that the money that is being contributed to these pension funds is also taxpayer money. In 2009, the amount contributed to the Wisconsin Retirement System by state employees was $736,689,000. But the amount contributed by taxpayers who are not employees of any state office (ordinary taxpaying citizens) was $632,706,000. In other words, over $632 million in taxpayer money went to support this pension fund system in the form of government employer contributions, which could have gone to support government activities that would support the taxpayers themselves or to pay off debt. Government Employers are funded with taxpayer money. Thus their contributions are coming from taxpayer money. Simple.

The Wisconsin Retirement System pension fund made a $10.5 Billion dollar profit (return on investment) in fiscal year 2009, and a $5.4 Billion dollar profit in fiscal year 2010.

This was after all benefits and liabilities were paid for the year. This money is in no way benefiting the taxpayers of the state. This was pure profit for the fund – the return on investments!!!

***Note: This is what I could find looking at the Wisconsin State CAFR, and represents the assets and investments as reported by the state at the end of fiscal year 2010, which ended June 30, 2010. Thus, these are the totals as of that date (06/30/10) – which is the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report available for viewing to the public. This took two full days of reading and research to acquire. While I made every attempt at accuracy, I have no financial background. Crosschecking my accuracy and verifying if I accidentally reported any items twice is suggested. You have the report at your fingertips…

-Clint Richardson-
March 1, 2011


The information below is pulled straight from the 2010 CAFR for the State of Wisconsin…

Download here: http://www.doa.state.wi.us/subcategory.asp?linksubcatid=374&locid=3

(My comments are in red)


(Page 19)


The State of Wisconsin, like the rest of the nation, experienced an economic decline that persisted from Fiscal Year 2009 in to Fiscal Year 2010. To assist in stimulating the economy, the federal 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided tax relief and additional funding for approximately 132 federal programs administered by at least 16 different state agencies. Both events impacted the financial results reported for the State.

Government-wide (Tables 2 and 3 on Pages 22 and 23)

Net Assets. The assets of the State of Wisconsin exceeded its liabilities at the close of Fiscal Year 2010 by $11.7 billion (reported as “net assets”). Of this amount, $(9.9) billion was reported as “unrestricted net assets”. A positive balance in unrestricted net assets would represent the amount available to be used to meet a government’s ongoing obligations to citizens and creditors.

Changes in Net Assets. The State’s total net assets decreased by $29.3 million in Fiscal Year 2010. Net assets of governmental activities increased by $31.7 million or 0.6 percent, while net assets of the business-type activities showed a decrease of $61.0 million or 1.0 percent.

Excess of Revenues over (under) Expenses — Governmental Activities. During Fiscal Year 2010, the State’s total revenues for governmental activities of $26.2 billion were $1.3 billion more than total expenses (excluding transfers) for governmental activities of $24.9 billion. Of these expenses, $12.6 billion were covered by program revenues. General revenues, generated primarily from various taxes, totaled $13.6 billion.

Note: The State of Wisconsin, as listed under Table 3: “Changes in Net Assets”, earned $34.84 Billion in tax-based revenues, which represents a $3.89 Billion increase in revenue generation for the state. In other words, the state government through its business activities related to taxpayers earned over 3.8 billion dollars more profit than they did in the 2009 fiscal year at the taxpayers expense (See Table 3 on page 23 of the CAFR).

This Financial Highlights section makes it appear that the Wisconsin government is in trouble, but I assure you this is not the case.

Net assets of the State are listed here as well at $11,693,400,000. But this does not include the funds we will be going over starting now…


(Page 75)


The State maintains a short-term investment “pool”, the State Investment Fund, for the State, its agencies and departments, and certain other public institutions which elect to participate. The investment “pool” is managed by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (the Board) which is further authorized to carry out investment activities for certain enterprise, trust and agency funds. A small number of State agencies and the University of Wisconsin System also carry out investment activities separate from the Board.


(Page 76)

B. Investments

1. Primary Government
Wisconsin Statutes, program policy provisions, appropriate governing boards, and general resolutions contained in revenue bond indenture documents define the types of securities authorized as appropriate investments and the conditions for making investment transactions.

Investments of the State are managed by various portfolios. For disclosure purposes, the following investment portfolios are discussed separately:

Primary government, excluding the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Retirement System and the State Investment Fund. The primary government portfolios include various funds managed by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board consisting of the following:

— Local Government Property Insurance Fund (LGPIF)
— State Life Insurance Fund (SLF)
— Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (IPFCF)
— Historical Society Fund
— Tuition Trust Fund

University of Wisconsin System (UWS)

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

State Investment Fund (SIF) — functions as the State’s cash management fund by “pooling” the idle cash balances of all State funds and other public institutions. Investments of the SIF are discussed in section B 3 of this note disclosure.

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (the Board) has exclusive control over the investments of the Local Government Property Insurance Fund (LGPIF), the State Life Insurance Fund (SLF), the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (IPFCF), the Historical Society Fund, and the Tuition Trust Fund, which are collectively known as the “various funds”.


(Page 77)

Custodial Credit Risk
Custodial credit risk is the risk that, in the event of a failure of the counterparty, the State will not be able to recover the value of the investment or collateral securities that are in the possession of an outside party.

So the states investments (taxpayer money) are at risk of loss with no recovery or insurance while it is being invested without the consent or knowledge and comprehension of the taxpaying public.


Primary Government (excluding the University of Wisconsin System (UWS), the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), and the State Investment Fund (SIF))

At June 30, 2010, the reported amount of investments of the primary government, including the various funds, was $4,403.7 million, of which $286.9 million is reported as cash equivalents and $327.0 million is reported as “Other Assets”. The primary government, including the various funds, does not have an investment policy specifically for custodial credit risk, however, at June 30, 2010, the primary government had no custodial credit risk exposure for these investments.

(in millions, The Primary Government Funds called “Various Funds”, which include the LGPIF, the SLF, the IPFCF, the Historical Society Fund, and the Tuition Trust Fund have $4.403 Billion Dollars in investments)


Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

All assets of the WRS are invested by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (the Board). The WRS consists of shares in the core retirement trust fund and the variable retirement trust fund…

The retirement fund assets consist of shares in the Variable Retirement Investment Trust and the Core Retirement Investment Trust. The Variable Retirement Investment Trust consists primarily of equity securities. The Core Retirement Investment Trust is a balanced investment fund made up of fixed income securities and equity securities. Shares in the Core Retirement Investment Trust are purchased as funds are made available from retirement contributions and investment income, and sold when funds for benefit payments and other expenses are needed.

The assets of the Core and Variable Retirement Investment Trusts are carried at fair value with all market value adjustments recognized in current operations. Investments are revalued monthly to current market value. The resulting valuation gains or losses are recognized as income, although revenue has not been realized through a market-place transaction.

The investments of the core retirement trust fund consist of a highly diversified portfolio of securities. Wis. Stat. Sec. 25.182 authorizes the Board to manage the core retirement trust fund in accordance with “prudent investor” standard of responsibility as described in Wis. Stat. Sec. 25.15(2) which requires that the Board manage the funds with the diligence, skill and care that a prudent person acting in a similar capacity and with the same resources would use in managing a large public pension fund.

At June 30, 2010, the WRS investments were $66.6 billion. The WRS does not have a formal policy for custodial credit risk. As of June 30, 2010, the WRS held eighteen tri-party repurchase agreements totaling $787.0 million.

(The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) has over $66 billion in investments.)


University of Wisconsin System (UWS)

At June 30, 2010, the UWS investments were $365.8 million, of which $26.7 million is reported as cash equivalents. The UWS’s investments are registered in the name of the UWS and the UWS does not participate in any securities lending programs through its custodian bank. Investment securities underlying the UWS’s investment in shares of external investment pools or funds are in custody at those funds. The shares owned in these external investment pools are registered in the name of the UWS.

(The University of Wisconsin System (UW) has $365.8 million in investments.)


(Page 89)

2. Component Units
…except for the Wisconsin Health Care Liability Insurance Plan and the University of Wisconsin Foundation (Other Component Units)

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (Authority) – The Authority is required by statute to invest at least fifty percent of its General Fund funds in obligations of the State, of the United States, or of agencies or instrumentalities of the United States, or obligations, the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by the United States, or agencies or instrumentalities of the United States. Each investment portfolio specifies what constitutes a permitted investment and such investments may include obligations of the U.S. government and agencies securities; corporate bonds and notes; money market mutual funds; commercial paper; and repurchase agreements and investment agreements.

The Authority enters into collateralized investment contracts with various financial institutions. The investment contracts are generally collateralized by obligations of the United States government.

The Authority is also authorized to invest its funds in the State Investment Fund.

The Authority’s aggregate investments at June 30, 2010 were $1,023.7 million of which $843.8 million are reported as cash equivalents.

(In millions, The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority has $1.023 billion in investments)


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority – The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority’s (the Hospital) aggregate investments at June 30, 2010 were $375.6 million of which $248.2 million (invested with the University of Wisconsin Foundation, see investment disclosure discussion for the University Wisconsin Foundation) are reported as “Cash and Investments with Other Component Units.” The board of directors has authorized management to invest in debt and equity securities.

(In millions, The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority has $375.6 million, $127.4 million of which is not invested in the University fund (see above))


State Fair Park Exposition Center, Inc. – The aggregate investments at December 31, 2009 were $.2 million consisting of money market funds reported as cash equivalents.

(In millions, The State Fair Park Exposition Center, Inc has $200 thousand in investments)


(Page 91)

Other Component Units

Wisconsin Health Care Liability Insurance Plan (WHCLIP) – Aggregate investments of the WHCLIP were $72.0 million, of which $13.2 million are money market and other highly liquid debt instruments reported as cash equivalents.

The WHCLIP does not hold investments in any one issuer that exceeds 5 percent of total assets.

As of December 31, 2009, the WHCLIP did not own any issues denominated in a foreign currency.

Excluded investments include: bonds rated below A by a major rating service at the time of purchase, foreign bonds not denominated in U.S. currency, futures transactions, short selling, use of margin, derivatives and hedge funds.

The investments of the WHCLIP at December 31, 2010 were $58.9 million consisting of the following (in millions):

Amortized Estimated Investment Type Cost Fair Value

U.S. Treasury securities and
–   obligations of the U.S. government
–   corporations and agencies                    $10.1
Debt securities issued by foreign
–   governments and corporations             $3.2
Industrial and miscellaneous                   $25.5
Loan-backed securities                              $24.2

Total                                                         $63.0

(In millions, The WHCLP Fund has $72 million in investments)


(Page 92)

University of Wisconsin Foundation (the Foundation) – Aggregate investments of the Foundation are $2,006.6 million.

The following table summarizes the types of investments of the Foundation at December 31, 2009 (in millions):

Investment Type Fair Value

Bond and debentures    $455.5
Stocks                                $512.2
Bond funds                      $106.0
Stock funds                        $25.5
Hedge funds                    $478.4
Limited partnerships     $278.6
Real asset funds              $146.2
Other funds                          $4.2

Total                         $2,006.6

(in millions, University of Wisconsin Foundation Fund has $2.006 Billion in investments)


(Page 101)

Component Unit

University of Wisconsin Foundation – The University of Wisconsin Foundation’s (the Foundation) endowment consists of 3,067 individual funds established for a variety of purposes. Its endowment includes both donor-restricted endowment funds and funds designated by the Board of Directors to function as endowments. Net assets associated with endowment funds, including funds designated by the Board of Directors to function as endowments, are classified and reported based on the existence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions.

The Board of Directors has interpreted the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) as requiring the preservation of fair value of the original gift as of the gift date of the donorrestricted endowment funds absent explicit donor stipulations to the contrary. As a result of this interpretation, the Foundation classifies as permanently-restricted net assets (a) the original value of gifts donated to the permanent endowment, (b) the original value of subsequent gifts to the permanent endowment, and (c) accumulations to the permanent endowment made in accordance with the direction of applicable donor gift instrument at the time the accumulation is added to the fund. The remaining portion of the donor-restricted endowment fund that is not classified in permanently-restricted net assets is classified as temporarily-restricted net assets until those amounts are appropriated for expenditure by the organization in a manner consistent with the standard of prudence prescribed by UPMIFA. In accordance with UPMIFA, the organization considers the following factors in making a determination to appropriate or accumulate donor-restricted endowment funds:

• The duration and preservation of the fund
• The purpose of the Foundation and the donor-restricted endowment fund
• General economic conditions
• The possible effect of inflation and deflation
• The expected total return from income and the appreciation of investments
• Other resources of the Foundation
• The investment policies of the Foundation

Endowment Net Asset Composition by Type of Fund as of December 31, 2009 (in millions):

Unrestricted  –  Temp. Restricted  –  Perm. Restricted  –  Total

$(38.2)                        $175.0                        $749.5            $886.3

(In other words, the Board Of Directors of the University of Wisconsin Foundation have made the original donations made by a donor(s) (known as endowments) a restricted money base, meaning it cannot be used for anything else. But the money made on the investment gains from these donations, the capital gains, are designated as “unrestricted” and can be used or transferred elsewhere in government or into these types of secretive funds not reported to the taxpayer on the annual taxpayer budget report.)

(So… In millions, The University Of Wisconsin Fund also includes $886.3 million in cash and investments, which are “donor-restricted”.)

(Page 100)

The University of Wisconsin System invests its trust funds, principally gifts and bequests designated as endowments or quasi-endowments, in two of its own investment pools: the Long Term Fund and the Intermediate Term Fund. Benefiting University of Wisconsin System entities receive quarterly distributions from the Long Term Fund, principally endowed assets, based on an annual spending rate applied to a 12-quarter moving average market value of the fund…

University of Wisconsin System investment policies and guidelines for the Long Term Fund and Intermediate Term Fund are governed and authorized by the Board of Regents.

The fair value of Endowments as of June 30, 2010 was $370.7 million including an unrealized gain of $38.4 million when fair values as of June 30, 2010 are compared to asset acquisition costs. This compares to a fair value as of June 30, 2009 of $336.9 million. The net increase in fund balance during 2009-10 was $33.8 million. (That’s profit!)


(Page 102)

Celebrate Children Foundation, Inc
The Celebrate Children Foundation Inc. (CCF) endowment includes both donor-restricted funds and funds designated by the Board of Directors to function as endowments. As required by generally accepted accounting principles, net assets associated with endowment funds, including funds designated by the Board of Directors to function as endowments, are classified and reported based on the existence or absence of donor-imposed restrictions. The Board of Directors of the CCF has interpreted the State Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (SPMIFA) as requiring the preservation of the fair value of the original gift as of the gift date of the donor-restricted endowment funds absent explicit donor stipulations to the contrary. As a result of this interpretation, the CCF classifies as permanently restricted net assets (a) the original value of gifts donated to the permanent endowment, (b) the original value of subsequent gifts to the permanent endowment, and (c) accumulations to the permanent endowment made in accordance with the direction of the applicable donor gift instrument at the time the accumulation is added to the fund…

(Page 103)

…The CCF expects the current spending policy to allow its endowment funds to grow at a nominal average rate of 3 percent annually. This is consistent with the CCF’s objective to maintain the purchasing power of the endowment assets as well as to provide additional real growth through new gifts and investment return. (But what about the children???)

Endowment net asset composition as of June 30, 2010:

–                      Unrestricted  –  Perm-Restricted  –  Total

Donor-restricted       $ —                   $1,083,214         $1,083,214


Board-designated  (14,812)                     —                      (14,812)

Total                   $(14,812)          $1,083,214     $1,068,402

(In millions, Celebrate Children Foundation, Inc Fund includes $1.068 million in cash and investments which are “donor-restricted”.)


(Page 93)

3. State Investment Fund

The State Investment Fund (SIF) functions as the State’s cash management fund by “pooling” the idle cash balances of all State funds and other public institutions. In the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the SIF is not reported as a separate fund; rather, each State fund’s share in the “pool” is reported on the balance sheet as “Cash and Cash Equivalents.” Shares of the SIF belonging to other participating public institutions are presented in the Local Government Pooled Investment Fund, an investment trust fund.

Wis. Stat. Secs. 25.17(3)(b), (ba), (bd) and (dg) enumerate the various types of securities in which the SIF can invest, which include direct obligations of the United States or its agencies, corporations wholly owned by the Untied States or chartered by an act of Congress, securities guaranteed by the United States, unsecured notes of financial and industrial issuers, direct obligations of or guaranteed by the government of Canada, certificates of deposit issued by banks in the United States and solvent financial institutions in Wisconsin, and bankers acceptances. Other prudent investments may be approved by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s (the Board) Board of Trustees.

Investments are valued at fair value for financial statement purposes and amortized cost for purposes of calculating income to participants. The custodial bank has compiled fair value information for all securities by utilizing third party pricing services. The fair value of investments is determined at the end of each month. Government and agency securities and commercial paper are priced using matrix pricing. This method estimates a security’s fair value by using quoted market prices for securities with similar interest rates, maturities, and credit ratings. Short-term debt investments with remaining maturities of up to 90 days are valued using amortized costs to estimate fair value, provided that the fair value of those investments is not significantly affected by the impairment of the credit standing of the issuer or by other factors. Repurchase agreements and nonnegotiable certificates of deposit are valued at cost because they are nonparticipating contracts that do not capture interest rate changes in their value. In addition, a bond issued by another State agency having a par value of $21.2 thousand is valued at par, which management believes approximates fair value.

(Page 94)

For purposes of calculating earnings to each participant, all investments are valued at amortized cost. Specifically, income is distributed to pool participants’ monthly based on their average daily share balance. Distributed income includes realized investment gains and losses calculated on an amortized cost basis, interest income based on stated rates (both paid and accrued), amortization of discounts and premiums on a straight-line basis, and investment and administrative expenses. This method differs from the fair value method used to value investments because the amortized cost method is not designed to distribute to participants all unrealized gains and losses in the fair values of the pool’s investments.

Custodial Credit Risk

The custodial credit risk for investments is the risk that, in the event of the failure of the counterparty to a transaction, the Board will not be able to recover the value of investments or collateral securities that are in the possession of an outside party. Investments are exposed to custodial credit risk if the securities are uninsured and unregistered and are either held by the counterparty or by the counterparty’s trust department or agent but not in the name of the Board.

At June 30, 2010, the reported amount of investments was $6,603.9 million. The SIF had no custodial credit risk exposure for these investments.

Interest Rate Risk
Interest rate risk is defined as the risk that changes in interest rates will adversely affect the fair value of investments. The weighted average maturity method is used to analyze interest rate risk and investment guidelines mandate that the weighted average maturity for the entire portfolio will not exceed one year. At June 30, 2010, the following table shows the investments by investment type, amount and the weighted average maturities (in millions):

Weighted Average Investment Fair Value

Bank NOW account deposits      $755.6
Repurchase agreements           $1,249.0
Government and agency          $4,599.0
Certificates of deposit                      $0.3
Mortgage backed securities        $331.0

Total                                       $6,603.9

(In millions, The State Investment Fund has $6.603 Billion Dollars in investments)


(Page 95)

4. Lottery Investments and Related Future Prize

Investments of the State Lottery Fund totaling $64.0 million are held to finance grand prizes payable over a 20-year or 25-year period. The investments in prize annuities are debt obligations of the U.S. government and backed by its full faith and credit as to both principal and interest. Liabilities related to the future prize obligations are presented at their present value and included as Accounts Payable and Other Accrued Liabilities.

(in thousands, there is $64 Million Dollars in investments in the “Lottery Fund”)


(Page 128)

G. Arbitrage Rebate
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 requires that governmental entities issuing tax-exempt debt subsequent to August 1986, calculate and rebate arbitrage earnings to the federal government. Specifically, the excess of the aggregated amount earned on investments purchased with bond proceeds over the amount that would have been earned if the proceeds were invested at a rate equal to the bond yield, is to be rebated to the federal government. As of June 30, 2010, a liability for arbitrage rebate did not exist.

(Though it didn’t happen in fiscal year 2010, some investment income called “arbitrage” is given to the Federal Government as a penalty (tax) for making what you might call other than legal investment returns.)


(Page 142)

It is the general policy of the State not to purchase commercial insurance for the risks of losses to which it is exposed. Instead, the State believes it is more economical to manage its risks internally and set aside assets for claim settlement in its internal service fund, the Risk Management Fund. The fund services most claims for risk of loss to which the State is exposed, including damage to State owned property, liability for property damages and injuries to third parties, and worker’s compensation. All funds and agencies of the State participate in the Risk Management Fund.

Changes in the balances of claims liability for the Risk Management Fund during the current and prior fiscal years are as follows (in thousands):

–                                                                  2010               2009

Beginning of fiscal year liability      $103,119         $95,000

Current year claims and changes
in estimates                                          $21,376          $41,508

Claim payments                                  (28,278)         (28,089)
–                                                      _____________________

–                                                              $96,217          $108,419

Excess insurance reimbursable        (1,370)            (5,300)
–                                                      _____________________

Balance at fiscal year-end       $94,847       $103,119

(In thousands, the Risk Management Fund used for lawsuits against the state and for worker’s comp (taxpayer money in this fund) is 94.84 million dollars.)


And now, listed here are the individual funds where much of this money is being hidden and invested. This is a list of all reported funds. A description of each fund can be found in the CAFR. Page numbers are listed as reference to those descriptions. Many of these funds grew (made a profit) for fiscal year 2010 over 2009 totals, some by millions of dollars (see balance sheet). Only the totals for each fund are listed here, as presented in the combining balance sheets following the descriptions of the funds within the 2010 CAFR. Some funds are grouped into total balances on the balance sheet, and these are notated as (see below).


(Pages 169-182)


SPECIAL REVENUE: Special revenue funds account for the proceeds of specific revenue sources that are legally restricted to expenditures for a specified purpose. The State’s special revenue funds are described below:

The Conservation Fund

–> $92,152,000

The Election Administration Fund

–> $16,244,000

The Utility Public Benefits Fund

–> $20,491,000

The Petroleum Inspection Fund

–> $14,132.000

The Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Foundation Fund

-> $12,393,000

The Celebrate Children Foundation Fund

–> $1,523,000

The Heritage State Parks and Forests Fund

–> (See Below)

The Waste Management Fund

–> (See Below)

The Environmental Fund

–> (See Below)

The Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Fund

–> (See Below)

The Recycling and Renewable Energy Fund

–> (See Below)

Total for above (5) funds listed as “Other Environmental Revenue Funds” above


OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS – account for resources that must be used for specific purposes and include the following:

The Wisconsin Election Campaign

-> (See Below)

The Investment and Local Impact

-> (See Below)

The Industrial Building Construction Loan Fund

-> (See Below)


(Page 170)


The Self-insured Employers Liability Fund

-> (See Below)

The Work Injury Supplemental Benefit Fund

–> (See Below)

The Workers Compensation Fund

–> (See Below)

The Uninsured Employers Fund

–> (See Below)

The Mediation Fund

–> (See Below)

The Police and Fire Protection Fund

–> (See Below)

The State Capitol Restoration Fund

–> (See Below)

The Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Fund

–> (See Below)

The Agrichemical Management Fund

-> (See Below)

The Agricultural Producer Security Fund

–> (See Below)

The Historical Legacy Trust Fund

–> (See Below)

The History Preservation Partnership Trust Fund

–> (See Below)

The Wireless 911 Fund

–> (See Below)

The VendorNet Fund

–> (See Below)

The Universal Service Fund

–> (See Below)

The Children’s Trust Fund

–> (See Below)

Total for above (19) funds listed as “Other Special Revenue Funds”

-> $80,155,000

(Total Special Revenue Funds – $324,932,000)


(Page 170)


DEBT SERVICE FUNDS: Debt service funds account for the accumulation of resources for, and the payment of, principal, interest and related costs of general long-term obligations:

The Bond Security and Redemption Fund

-> $20,039,000

The Annual Appropriation Bonds

-> $33,905,000

The 2009 Annual Appropriation Bonds

-> $126,000

The Badger Tobacco Asset Securitization Fund

-> $8,564,000

The Petroleum Inspection Revenue Bonds Fund

–> $4,393,000

The Transportation Revenue Bonds Fund

–> $149,968,000

(Total Debt Service Funds – $216,994,000)

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS: Capital projects funds account for financial resources used for the acquisition, construction, renovation or repair of major capital facilities (other than those financed by proprietary funds and trust funds). The State’s capital projects funds are described below:

The Building Trust

–> $24,775,000

The Capital Improvement Fund

–> $39,135,000

The Transportation Revenue Bonds Fund

–> $24,243,000

(Total Capital Projects Funds – $88,153,000)

PERMANENT FUNDS: Permanent funds are used to report resources
that are legally restricted to the extent that only earnings,
principal, may be used to support the State’s programs:

The Historical Society Fund –>


The Other Permanent Fund accounts for various resources legal restrictions requiring that principal remain intact and earnings may be spent, including the following:

• The Agricultural College and University statutory funds

–> (See Below)

• The Normal School statutory fund

-> (See Below)

• The Benevolent statutory fund

–> (See Below)

Total for above (3) funds listed as “Other Permanent Funds”

> $24,980,000

(Total Permanent Funds – $34,380,000)




(Pages 183-191)


ENTERPRISE FUNDS: Enterprise funds account for business-like State
activities that provide goods and/or services to the public and are
financed primarily through user charges. The State’s enterprise
funds are described below:

The Lottery Fund

–> $158,368,000

The Income Continuation Insurance Fund

–> $82,794,000

The Long-term Disability Insurance Fund

–> $218,977,000

The Health Insurance Fund

–> $216,313,000

The Veterans Trust Fund

–> $54,736,000

The Veterans Mortgage Loan Repayment Fund

–> $288,514,000

The Care and Treatment Facilities Funds – account for various
resident facilities including:

• The Mendota Mental Health Institute Fund

–> $31,804,000

• The Winnebago Mental Health Institute Fund

–> $26,047,000

• The Homes For Veterans Fund

–> (See Below)

• The Northern, Central, and Southern Developmental Disabilities Center Funds

–> (See Below)

Total for above (2) funds listed as “Other Care and Treatment Facilities”

-> $120,426,000

OTHER ENTERPRISE FUNDS: account for the following programs:

The State Fair Park Fund

–> (See Below)

The Institutional Farm Operations Fund

–> (See Below)

The Correctional Canteen Operations Fund

–> (See Below)

The Local Government Property Insurance Fund

–> (See Below)

The State Life Insurance Fund

–> (See Below)

The Transportation Infrastructure Loan Fund

–> (See Below)

The Life Insurance Fund

–> (See Below)

Total for above (7) funds listed as “Other Enterprise” funds

-> $248,093,000


(TOTAL NONMAJOR ENTERPRISE FUNDS listed as “All Nonmajor Funds” – $1,446,072,000)


(Pages 192-201)


INTERNAL SERVICE: Internal service funds account for the operations of State agencies which render services to other State agencies, institutions, or other governmental units on a cost-reimbursement basis. The State’s internal service funds are described below:

The Technology Services Fund

–> $40,917,000

The Fleet Services Fund

–> $32,676,000

The Financial Services Fund

–> $3,143,000

The Facilities Operations and Maintenance Fund

–> $253,425,000

The Risk Management Fund

–> $9,223,000

The Badger State Industries Fund

–> $10,724,000


(TOTAL INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS listed as “totals” – $350,107,000)


(Pages 202-212)


FIDUCIARY FUNDS: Fiduciary funds are maintained to account for assets held by the State acting in the capacity as a trustee or agent. The State’s fiduciary funds, consisting of pension and other employee benefit trust, investment trust, private-purpose trust, and agency funds, are described below:

PENSION AND OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST FUNDS: Pension and other employee benefit trust funds are used to report resources that are required to be held in trust for members and beneficiaries of the public employee retirement system or other employee benefit plans:

The Wisconsin Retirement System Fund

–> $66,415,157,000

The Accumulated Sick Leave Fund

–> $-393,157,000 (Total assets listed at + $1,802,597,000)

The Duty Disability Fund

–> $334,828,000

The Reimbursed Employee Expense Fund

–> $1,108,000

The Local Retiree Life Insurance Fund

–> $225,553,000

The Retiree Life Insurance Fund

–> $353,669,000




INVESTMENT TRUST FUNDS: Investment trust funds account for assets invested on a commingled basis by the State on behalf of other governmental entities. The State’s investment trust funds are described below:

The Local Government Pooled Investment Fund

–> $2,490,278,000

The Milwaukee Retirement System Fund

–> $116,120,000


(TOTAL INVESTMENT TRUST FUNDS listed as “Totals” –> $2,606,398,000)


PRIVATE-PURPOSE TRUST: Private-purpose trust funds are used to report all other trust arrangements under which principal and income benefit individuals, private organizations, or other governments:

The Tuition Trust Fund

–> $8,473,000

The BadgerRx for Individuals Fund

–> $177,000

The College Savings Program Trust Fund

–> $2,247,475,000

The Retiree Health Insurance Fund

–> $9,556,000


(TOTAL PRIVATE-PURPOSE TRUST FUNDS listed as “Totals” – $2,265,681,000)


AGENCY FUNDS: Agency funds report those assets for which the State acts solely in a custodial capacity. The State’s agency funds are described below:

The Insurance Company Liquidation Account Fund

–> $720,000

The Local Retiree Health Insurance Fund

–> $2,156,000

The Inmate and Resident Fund

–> $16,711,000

The Bank and Insurance Company Deposits Fund

–> $303,730,000

The Support Collection Trust Fund

–> $11,521,000


(TOTAL AGENCY FUNDS listed as “Totals” – $334,837,000)





Again, the above information is taken from the State of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

Going through these reports is the only way to get a grasp on the amount of wealth your local, county, or state government has in its hidden funds and investments.

Please do not let my efforts go to waste! This needs to be seen by all taxpaying citizens, no matter what state they reside in. This is a blueprint for most or all state governments. If you stay silent about this, you are giving your consent to this crime.

Silence is consent.

Confront your legislators.

Ask questions. Demand answers.

Get a rope…


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–Clint Richardson (realitybloger.wordpress.com)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011