Every American should be able to retire in dignity.
But, here in Oklahoma, some politicians are teaming up with out-of-state special interest groups to attack the retirement benefits of Oklahoma firefighters, teachers and other state employees.
These outside special interest groups are falsely claiming that pension funds obligations are hurting the state.
Why are these, out of state special interest groups, here “helping us out?”
Ask yourself… Why would this billionaire hedge fund manager from Texas spend 2 million dollars lobbying Oklahoma Legislators to change the way Oklahoma treats our retirees?
Oklahoma’s public employees have held up their end of the deal by putting large portions of their salary every payday into the pension plans, while the state has chosen to put off fully funding their obligation to fund other programs.
Oklahoma could fully fund these pension systems without taking away from other essential services.