From today's Boston Globe: Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola had figured out a legal way to simultaneously collect his state pension of $98,500 plus his sheriff salary of $123,000. Then after an attack of conscience sparked by a call from a Globe reporter, he decided to simply retire and collect his pension -- at the age of 57.

This article also ran today: On how most Massachusetts residents feel like the recession has not ended, and are "struggling with layoffs, uncertainty, and diminished circumstances." Yet their taxes are still going to pay for public sector workers retiring at an age they can only dream of, collecting a pension they can only dream of, and earning a salary they can only dream of. 

And to top it off, the people who are supposed to be keeping us safe by preventing convicts from re-offending are taking payoffs to hire ex-cons as probation officers.

I am sure I am not the only one who sees something wrong with this picture.


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