High-Paid Lobbyists for Private Organizations Don’t Deserve Public Pensions

The AP reports that private lobbyists in 20 states, including Missouri, are eligible for public pensions. My thought: this is wrong. Lobbyists for private entities do not deserve public pensions paid for by Missouri taxpayers. While the legislature legally cannot and practically should not do anything about people already vested in the system, we should close the door to taxpayer-funded pensions for high-paid lobbyists of private organizations in the future.