Mark Steyn points out some big numbers about GM’s retirement house:

The UAW is the AARP in an Edsel: It has three times as many retirees and widows as workers. GM has 96,000 employees but provides health benefits to a million people.

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That number seemed too big. But according to the USA Today, GM retirees outnumber workers by more than 2-to-1. So 96,000 becomes 290,000. Even assuming all of them have benefits (employees and retirees have been getting decreased benefits over recent years), and all of them have spouses and two kids, it still doesn’t match up.

Yet however you cut, the numbers are staggering.