Most seniors in Lake County are getting by with ~$18,000 per year on social security. So what are we supposed to say when we read about government pensions like this. We are going to somehow try to discover what are the monthly pensions paid to politicians and bureaucrats. The idea of massive unfunded pension liabilities and the thought that over taxed citizens will ultimately have to cover the shortfall does not make us very happy. Just the idea of an automatic 3% cost of living increase rankles us since it is not available to the private sector.