If, as the first paragraph in the description reads, "they would be prohibited from making further contributions" then this pension works like any other. It is misleading to state it is taxpayer funding. I do feel we should put restrictions in place that would eliminate their ability to give themselves raises but all people who work should be able to contribute and thusly benefit from a retirement plan. Their pension will not fix the nation's debt. We are already unwilling to cut the budget where it needs to be cut to fix the national debt. This is nothing in comparison. It's a distraction.