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Old 12-28-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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TALLAHASSEE This year some of Florida's public officials are giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "home for the holidays.''

It's a new crop of double dippers, taking advantage of a loophole in state law that allows them to "retire'' by taking 30 days off and return to work in their old jobs with a salary and a pension. Many also collect a lump-sum "retirement'' payment that can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Miami Dade Community College president Eduardo Padron collected $893,286 in a lump-sum retirement benefit in 2006 and began collecting $14,631 a month in retirement pay in addition to his annual salary of $441,538.

Double dipping rises despite outrage - St. Petersburg Times


How do these people get away with this?! They get their annual salary AND a pension!!! The salary and pension alone are outrageous amounts.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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Old Hat for Illinois politicians. Here the "standard" as captured by US Attorney recording our Governor has been 'he who makes the rules shall attempt to collect gold'. The stupidity of the mass of voters allows the scum to get away with this.

It is like who ever is elevated to office might as well have won Lotto...

Gives a whole new meaning to "Power Ball"
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