It took less than 24 hours after a government-paid consultant offered radical recommendations to fix Kentucky’s ailing pension systems for a shadowy group called Save Our Pensions to launch its first online video ad.
The ad, like the recommendations, was drab and drastic, threatening millions in cuts to education and health care if the legislature does not solve the pension crisis, presumably by slashing pension benefits for public workers and retirees.
“Save our pensions,” the ad concluded. “Save education and health care. Urge your representative and senator to support pension reform.”
It’s the “our” in Save Our Pensions that some government workers and retirees take issue with.