They would be less burden to the community if they were on federal unemployment benefits, but instead park their lazy butts in a position in state government way above their retarded abilities. Effectively this is what is called State sponsored welfare.
Particularly endemic within NSW Government, Australia. Think of most high ranking politicians and the ex-premier of NSW (Bob Carr). The cross-city tunnel project, de-salination plant debarkle, introduction of the pokie tax hikes, vendor tax, land tax, sydney bed tax, "code red" conditions in hospitals and numerous other rash ill-informed decisions that have cost NSW hundreds of millions of dollars for very little return.