You know he does. And now that Institutional Investor, a trade magazine that’s funded by Wall Street, has written about him? His ego is even bigger:
Conservative Republican Damon Thayer drove Kentucky’s Senate Bill 2, which recently overhauled one of the worst-funded U.S. retirement systems. The state’s $30 billion to $35 billion in unfunded pension liabilities was “a huge fiscal drain and a looming fiscal crisis,” according to Thayer, 46.
The largely conservative state legislature formed the bipartisan Task Force on Kentucky Public Pensions, which Michigan State University communications grad Thayer cochaired. With input from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the task force proposed moving to a cash balance plan for new employees in which taxpayers and workers would contribute and benefits would accrue throughout a career.
Michigan native Thayer kicked off his political career soon after moving to Kentucky in 1992; before becoming a senator in 2003, he was a senior communications and event management executive in the Thoroughbred racing industry.
Hooo boy, so many gems that we don’t know where to begin.