Pension plans are considered to be fully funded when they reach 80 percent, because not every member retires at the same time. It appears to me to be ludicrous to change a successful plan for one of unknown value, except that the change might benefit some hedge fund manager.
I will give Larson credit, though; he wisely did not mention the crumbling Oklahoma State Capitol building, four years into the Fallin administration, nor the unfinished, potentially gigantic, tourist attraction — the Native American Center — sitting at the cross roads of the nation.
These two historic buildings deserve much more attention than they are receiving. Oh, and one more thing, while attending the recent very successful education rally at our Capitol, I could not help but notice the removal of all the yellow warning tape and the various barricades and scaffolding that has obscured the entrance to our State House.
I can only assume that the leadership did not think it would look good on TV, knowing there would be much attention paid to the rally. Larson, let me give you a little advice, take care of Texas, with your high rate of child poverty, your war on women and attempts at voter suppression, and we will take care of Oklahoma.
Wallace Collins, of Norman, is chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party.
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