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Your tax dollars (not) at work

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Good afternoon, taxpayers! How do you feel about the way your hard-earned money is being spent, without your permission or even knowledge? I know, me too. Yay!

We all know how awesome public sector unions are, but every once in a while we need a reminder of how lucky we are to have them working so hard for us, every single day.

Take it away, NY Post:

Union fat cat Mark Rosenthal spends more time sleeping at his desk than organizing labor, a series of damning photos reveals.

The 400-pound president of Local 983 of District Council 37 — the city’s largest blue-collar municipal-workers union — often downs a huge meal, then drops into dreamland in the early afternoon, members of the union’s executive board told The Post.

“He eats lunch when he arrives at work at 2 p.m. Then, like clockwork, he goes to sleep with a cup of soda on the table and the straw in it,” said Marvin Robbins, a union vice president.

“Then he wakes up, looks at his watch and says, ‘I have to get out before the traffic gets bad.’ He’s usually out by 4 p.m. after being at the office two hours.”

Here he is, ladies. Try to control yourselves:


This man makes $156,000 a year. That works out to $300 per hour, or $390 per pound. A small price to pay for such excellence. Looks to me like he earns every red cent.

More great pics here. Keep up the good “work,” Mr. Rosenthal!

(Hat tip: Glenn Reynolds)

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Jim Treacher