December 30, 2011

Fire. Them. All.

If an evil, for-profit, soul-sucking corporation gives a "Golden Parachute" to an outgoing CEO, we hear the outrage and the cries and the brainless #OWS drones shouting it down.

Now, being people of principle and fairness, I'll expect to hear the same outrage over this story:

City Councilwoman Marian Tasco will retire on Friday, collect a six-figure pension payment and then return to work after she is sworn-in on Monday to serve her seventh term.

Francis Bielli, executive director for the city’s Board of Pensions and Retirement, said he was recently notified that Tasco, who is enrolled in the controversial Deferred Retirement Option Plan, will retire on Friday and collect $478,057.
Got that, folks? She served her terms on the city council, retired for ONE DAY, and then went right back to the same job. And now she's going to get paid a cool half-million dollars, plus whatever salary she draws as a member of the city council.

Tasco did not respond to requests for comment.
Well, of course she didn't. Would you?

Tasco was reelected despite her participation in DROP, which drew public ire after elected officials entered the program, ran for re-election and retired for a day to get hefty pension payments, only to return to office.
Fire. Them. All.

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