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QUESTION: Dear Michael

Are there provident fund and pension schemes for political parties which are
Privately owned?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: If you are talking about the US, I don't think so.  I'm not aware of any political parties providing pension plans for their workers.

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QUESTION: Dear Michael

Thanks.

Do you feel Provident Fund,
Pension schemes , Social Security Number (SSN) should be provided to Party workers?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
The US does not have provident funds at all, other than if you consider Social Security Trust fund the equivalent.  Virtually all employees, including party workers are eligible for Social Security.  Most US employees also do not have pensions anymore.  Since most people paid by parties are highly paid consultants, or people that move in an d out of other government jobs, I see no need for a pension system there anyway.  

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Expertise

I can answer just about any question about U.S. Political history, Constitutional law, the legislative process, elections, etc. I enjoy Presidential and Congressional historical trivia, but can answer more substantive questions too.

Experience

Former Staff member for a Congressman and Senator. I also worked on about 10 Congressional and Presidential campaigns (only one that won). For a short time, I worked in the legal department of the Federal Election Commission.    I have a B.A. in Political Science.

Organizations
Former LBJ Fellow (paid fellowship for Congressional Staff).
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society).

Publications
Washington Post
Washington Times

Education/Credentials
J.D. University of Michigan
B.A. George Washington University (Poli. Sci. major).

Awards and Honors
LBJ Fellow
Truman Scholar

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