I have a recently retired CA peace officer friend. She's receiving a 150% pension for the rest of her life... that means shes getting paid 50% MORE for being retired than for working. She retired at 55 after 25 years of service. If she lives to 80 she'll have earned >66% of her total life income by being retired - paid from our pockets.
I support our public servants but it's getting ridiculous. At least we don't pay for abusive teachers to sit in empty classrooms staring at walls - oh wait, we do... Yeah unions!