Friday, July 23, 2010
How much does a man of this size have to drink to blow a .28?
Don't shed too many tear for Rizzo. He's "entitled to a state pension of more than $650,000 per year for life, the Times said. That would make him the highest-paid retiree in the state pension system."
Thanks Gray Davis!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We keep it rockin! We keep it rockin!
This is one of the more disturbing stories about the government rot in California.
Aside from the the fact that the mayor of a city of 38,000 people makes $800K a year, you also have the police chief pulling down $457K while "Bell council members earn almost $100,000 for part-time work."
While I'm glad there is finally some outrage over city workers pillaging tax payers, it's also depressing that it took so many years for anyone to start paying attention to this sort of thing.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Ain't lookin' for nothin' but a good time
And it don't get better than this
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Your tax dollars at work....
In addition to an estimated $148,000-a-year pension, freshly canned Oakland City Administrator Deborah Edgerly is entitled to cash out her accrued and unused benefits totaling more than $90,000.
The bennies include:
-- Nine weeks of vacation.
-- Two weeks of management leave.
-- Three weeks of executive leave.
-- Ten weeks of sick leave (paid out at 33 cents on the dollar).
It's a grand total payment of $90,024, city officials confirmed.
Mayor Ron Dellums fired Edgerly after she refused to go away quietly when she was accused of interfering in a police investigation that involved her nephew.
Not that she'll be hurting, but Edgerly would have been better off financially if she'd stuck to her original plan to retire July 31.
Had she done that, officials say, Edgerly would have been entitled to what probably would have been a 3 to 4 percent pay hike - meaning at least an extra $4,000 a year during retirement.
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice
Unfortunately for tax payers, it's a lot more than one day out government workers lives.
"Of all the assaults that prompted a bus operator to take paid leave in 2009, a third of them, 51 in total, “involved a spat upon,” according to statistics the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released on Monday.
No weapon was involved in these episodes. “Strictly spitting,” said Charles Seaton, a New York City Transit spokesman.
And the encounters, while distressing, appeared to take a surprisingly severe toll: the 51 drivers who went on paid leave after a spitting incident took, on average, 64 days off work — the equivalent of three months with pay. One driver, who was not identified by the authority, spent 191 days on paid leave.
Transit officials, facing a budget shortfall of $400 million, called the numbers troubling. “We have to see what we’re going to do with that,” said Joseph Smith, who oversees bus operations for New York City Transit."
For a 191 day paid vacation, you could do a lot more than spit on me...I'll spare you the details.