Think of how bad of shape our local, county, state, and federal governments are in.

We the voters keep re-electing the same sad sacks to office and what we do not think about is that we have to keep supporting them long after they retire.

What the newspapers should tell us when an incumbent is up for re-election is, when will he or she be eligible for a pension?

That way, the voters can decide if that person deserves to be re-elected before we are responsible for supporting him or her pretty much forever.

I have a sneaking suspicion that this would cause a turnover of people being re-elected. To quote Martha Stewart, “It’s a good thing.”