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Adam Edelen on Social Security

 

 


Fully fund government pensions; reform state system

Q: What sacrifices should public employees and taxpayers expect to make to fix the state retirement system?

A: Why do we always ask working people to make sacrifices when it was Frankfort lawmakers, Wall Street lobbyists and retirement system board members who put us in this position today? This system will not work until it is fully funded, but the system will never be able to fulfill its goal of providing a stable retirement for hardworking government employees until it is cleaned up. For too long, Frankfort has been run by those who are more focused on helping out the good old boys or giving contracts out for kickbacks than on Kentucky's working families. I think that every Kentuckian should be asking why the legislators' pension system is nearly fully funded. When I'm governor, no one who donated a dime to my campaign will be given a say in where working people's pensions are invested as some kind of shady political favor.

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal on 2019 Kentucky governor's race , May 10, 2019

Other governors on Social Security: Adam Edelen on other issues:
KY Gubernatorial:
Alison Grimes
Andy Beshear
Ben Chandler
Elaine Chao
Jim Gray
Matt Bevin
Robert Goforth
Rocky Adkins
KY Senatorial:
C. Wesley Morgan
Jim Gray
Rand Paul
Steven Cox

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R)
vs.Goforth(R,lost primary)
vs.Adkins(D,lost primary)
vs.Beshear(D)
vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D)
vs.Abraham(R)
vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring)
vs.Foster(R)
vs.Hood(D)
vs.Reeves(R)
vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) - no challengers yet
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) - no challengers yet
NH: Sununu(incumbent) - no challengers yet
PR: Rossello(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Cox(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) - no challengers yet
WA: Inslee(retiring) - no challengers yet
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D)
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