From the San Francisco Chronicle comes the story of a California bureaucrat who’s living the good life, at taxpayer expense.

Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business — rewarding County Administrator Susan Muranishi with the Wall Street-like wage of $423,664 a year.

For the rest of her life.

Advocates for taxpayers are not amused.

But Jon Coupal, the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association, said this in a statement, “The obscenely exorbitant salary received by the CAO of Alameda County reveals a fundamental disconnect between our public leaders and ordinary citizens. The ‘guaranteed salary for life’ is particularly galling and will burden Alameda County taxpayers for decades.”

Gee, I can’t imagine why Alameda County has a multimillion-dollar deficit.