Just when you thought it was safe to back near the New Jersey public 'feeding trough' here comes another politician with their hand out.

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Jim had been talking about a great opinion piece on NJ.com from the Star Ledger about Gene Feyl, the head of the of the State's Highlands Council.

Feyl, before taking the Highlands gig, was a school board member, a town council member and the Mayor of Denville. According to the article, the maximum those jobs paid him was an average somewhere around $30,000. Now, as executive director, Feyl will earn $116,000 per year, without ANY prior environmental experience.

If you're wondering what an executive director job translates into for a pension, Feyl, when he retires, will collect $63,000 for the REST OF HIS LIFE.

Wasn't all this double-dipping and pension padding supposed to end?  What's your reaction to this finding? How does NJ go about stopping all the double-dipping and pension padding? Discuss your thoughts and opinions below.