Our Tax Dollars at Work

No wonder cities and states are broke with employees double dipping and our tax dollars being wasted. This article at msnbc.com has several examples of our tax dollars being wasted. One former police chief in Phoenix, Arizona received a one time payment of $562,000 then started drawing a $90,000 a year pension and went back to the trough for even more money by being hired as public safety manager at $193,000 a year.

This former police chief by himself in one year will have been paid $845,000.

In California one of the hardest hit states in the economic downturn there are government employees receiving pensions and going back to work and now are getting unemployment checks from the state of California.

With unemployment at the highest in years this is no time for city and state governments to let former government workers use our tax dollars for their financial gain.

There needs to be some fiscal responsibility but who is honest enough to see that it happens?



Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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