Exactly. I don't care what idiotic moves the private sector makes as that is their (and their shareholders) business and if they really mess up they go out of business (unless, of course they get 'rescued'). Public sector jobs and that includes up to and including Congress and the President, get their money from us through taxes so it is in our best interests to make sure they are being good stewards of that money. The double dipping teachers have been doing here is alarming (but I think they are starting to change that). I know many who have done this..they work their 20, retire, wait a year and then come back into the exact same system, seniority intact, while still pulling the retirement check . How is this logical? How can you currently work in the exact job you get monthly retirement checks from? At the very least retirement checks should be suspended until you really retire. How about all the young teachers coming up that can't find jobs because they are up against 'retired' teachers drawing their full 20+ year wage plus the check? Insane. If you still want to teach after you reitre then great..go and teach at a provate school or do tutoring.