Keeping with the spirit of BMG to provide reality-based commentary on politics and policy, I felt compelled to dispel the myth that the x-Lt. Governor came up with the idea about pension reform. Dr. Ken Ardon, economics professor at Salem State College authored the research that rose out of the political mire of the campaign to become a potent reform issue. Pioneer Institute [http://www.pioneerin...] deserves credit for publishing Ardon’s work and bringing the problems and solutions to the public eye. The x-Lt. Gov. and Governor Patrick deserve credit for being smart enough to know a good idea when it surfaces.
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