When we hear of lobbyists making hundreds of thousands of dollars and having lavish state-paid pensions await their golden years, we intuitively know something is badly amiss.
Honest, hard-working New Yorkers are the benefactors of the greatest benefits of all — most earned, some not. That is a way of life in the Empire State.
But the line must be drawn at giving a state pension to someone who isn’t even employed by New York state. Whether it’s 120 people, 120,000 or one, it isn’t right.