Thursday, September 22, 2011

One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader a $158,000 city pension.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOB! I'd be fat and happy living off of that in a year and i could to.

5:24 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

As the old adage goes, "it takes two to tango!"

This is a problem that persists throughout the political realm. Dennis Gannon obviously doesn't give a damn about the workers. And Mayor Daley obviously knows it.

Many union leaders, corporate and political bosses have become strange bedfellows.

from the linked article-
"Gannon's inflated pension is a prime example of how government officials and labor leaders have manipulated city pension funds at the expense of union workers and taxpayers".

In this case Gannon's "ill gotten gains" came in the form of a law. So there's no need to wonder how this law came about, other than via the politicians conspiring with the union officials. Still, all the blame and graft can't be placed on the union officials alone.

In Wisconsin, Scott Walker has several questionable hire's, TAX PAYERS MONEY. One paying a lobbyists son who has no college degree and 2 DUI's $81,500/year. A senators girlfriend. Even a convicted sex offender.

Union bosses don't get a pass either. Wisconsin has some of the highest paid union officials in the country. Yet, they wouldn't be able to make these lavish salaries if the politicians were not somehow allowing it.

Bottom line is the money corrupts... all sides.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right Allen. Greed is all sides, both crony Capitalism and horrid Socialism. Both are capable of having elements of greed, materialism and envy. When you have a democratically elected republic when greed and envy enters the picture, forget about right or left as this is bigger then both. Socialism is envy when you think about it and when politics gets in bed with the Corporations you can have Union corruption and Fascism. Anytime you gave a Government too much control you are going to have problem no matter who is in office. Man will dominate man to his injury.

4:39 PM  

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