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She gots her stash.  You gots yours?  This happenin’ in yor’ town too?

Just axin’…

Ignorant folk who are paying her salary should just sit down and STFU.

“Consider this Exhibit 5,394 in the ongoing saga of public sector unions and their Democrat toadies sucking the life out of the private sector.”Director Blue

This Philadelphia Councilwoman Will Collect A $478K Pension Friday And Go Straight Back To Work On Monday

On her Philadelphia City Council web page, the Honorable Marion B. Tasco is touted “as one of Philadelphia’s most influential, politically savvy, and pro-active public officials,” in the city and over the next few days Tasco could be proving that claim correct.

Catherine Lucy and Chris Brennan of the Philadelphia Daily News point out that on Friday, Tasco will retire from her sixth term as councilwoman, collect $478,057 and be sworn in on Monday to serve her seventh term.

Tasco, along with many of her fellow Council members, is enrolled in Philadelphia’s Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP). 

Aaron Kase of Philadelphia Weekly writes that DROP allows city workers to collect salary and build up pension money during the last four years of their employment.

Though DROP was originally introduced as “revenue neutral” it actually costs taxpayers about $22 million a year.

While many of Tasco’s fellow council members dropped out of the re-election race after controversy broke out over their enrollment in DROP, Tasco stayed in the race and won.

Monday she will be elected as City Councilwoman for Philadelphia’s Ninth District.

The Daily News mentions another returning DROP member, Register of Wills, Ronald Donatucci, retired Dec. 23 will also return to office Monday after collecting $366,797.