SHOULD CEOS RECEIVE PENSIONS?
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Even CEOs that are "only" paid a few hundred thousand per year should have enough intelligence to manage that money well enough to keep them in luxury through their final days.
They should all be lined up against a wall and shot if they try to get away with that s#!t.
I know quite a few 'double-dippers' - career military men who went on to become high-ups in corporations like TRW and Martin Marietta. They get pensions from the military, from their respective corporations, and now Social Security.
I wouldn't mind it so much if they weren't always complaining about Big Government, and getting on their soapbox about our great system in the USA (re: healthcare, etc.). I guess it IS for them, but I wish they wouldn't presume to speak for the rest of us.
No. All employees should have pension options if they are offered by the company. It shouldn't be only for the elite.
These clowns get paid more than their fair share, considering the amount of work they do (basically pointing and nodding) and, considering how many of these companies go belly up, with upper management coming away with millions while the workers whose sweat, tears and toil made them that money end up walking away with four weeks' severance and a "have a nice life" (Read Enron here.), there should be a departure fee for each of these bast***s.