I came across an article in the New York Daily News that left my blood boiling. There are 10 ex politicians that are receiving pensions from New York State! This is absurd to say the least.
All of these politicians have been convicted and booted from office yet get to keep their pensions. To make matters worse they’re constitutionally protected from having losing their pensions. Luckily, Senator Craig Johnson is sponsoring legislation that would grant the attorney general and district attorneys the power to eliminate the pensions of crooked politicians.
Think of how absurd that the crooked politicians get to keep their pensions is. Say you own a company and you provide pensions for your workers. One of your workers is caught stealing funds from your company and is convicted. You still have to pay the worker his pension!
At the end of the day it’s not the state that is paying the pensions to these crooks. It us who live, work and are taxed in New York. I don’t want my tax dollars paying for these schmucks. Do you? It will be interesting to see if the proposed legislation is passed. I don’t think it will but will be more than pleased if I’m wrong.