With the number of adversaries arrayed against public employees and the resources
available to them, it is pointless to deny the seriousness of the assaults against public
pension systems, even if the charges being brought against the systems are trivial,
misleading or even patently false. Among the charges most often heard are the four
listed in the first slide and they need to be countered - that they are poorly run, they are highly in debt, they are expensive, and they are overly generous benefits.
"Pensions In Crisis,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 0
, Article 9.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss2/9