It's easy to forget now, but the late 90s was the time of the tech boom. Certain technical skills were suddenly worth a lot of money. Ever upward stock prices were a source of daily happiness. Lots of folks were feeling very flush, and the idea of ditching fixed benefit pensions in favor of a pension tied to personal investments sounded like a pretty good bet.<quoted text>
I see. So Clinton was responsible for you making 10K more than you did under Bush? Please explain how Clinton did that.
After a brutal stock market correction, followed by a decade of a flat growth, that fixed benefit pension is now a fading standard, which everyone still remembers and desires, but very few achieve.