Thursday, January 5, 2012

What's the Matter With Philadelphia?

Nothing, really, that isn't wrong in the rest of a nation where voters just unthinkingly keep reelecting the same corrupt fucking assholes time and time and time again. Here is with the details:
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.

Tasco did not respond to requests for comment.

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.
All is not completely bleak in the City of Brotherly Love, however:
Retiring Councilman Frank DiCicco, who is also in the program, considered running for re-election, but after controversy erupted over DROP, he decided not to. Retiring Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, who is also enrolled in DROP made a similar decision. Councilman Frank Rizzo lost reelection due in-part to his participation in DROP.
I care not one whit which political party City Councilwoman Marian Tasco represents. Nor should anyone else. The fact that some political hack would so blatantly rip off the taxpayers regardless of partisan affiliation is the real problem. Officerholders of both parties do shit like this and they do it all over the country. And until the electorate wakes up and votes them out of office it is going to continue to happen.

Bonus: The voters of Philadelphia need to start exercising some of this


  1. Just thought you guys would like to know that I CrippledCastAway have been permanently banned by Jock on Huberts Arms not just for 7 days as he posted. Aborted Fetus pictures is ok yet exposing Ron Paul and RDenner as Christian Reconstructionist not so much.

  2. This is off-topic but Bill, I just can't resist sharing this story of wanton corporate destruction...speaking of bankruptcy!

  3. @Gail - Gads. Notice how the emloyess went along with the senseless because "corporate told them to" even though they were losing their jobs. Does anyone doubt that as the ship sinks most people will "just follow orders" even though there is no way they will be allowed into one of the lifeboats?