Proving it's really hard to take the liberal Las Vegas Sun seriously, the Sun ran an editorial how the taxpayer needs to be protected from the firefighters who abused sick time in the past few years. From the Sun: Clark County commissioners have seen plenty of evidence indicating that some firefighters abused the department’s generous overtime and sick leave policies. In some cases, this enabled firefighters to not only put more money in their paychecks, but also to pad their pensions.
Commissioners on Tuesday heard more damning information about the abuse in the fire department. Documents, including a “sick roster,” demonstrate that firefighters scheduled sick days weeks in advance. Some firefighters gamed the schedule to collect callback pay — overtime that is given when a firefighter is called into work on short notice...
Law enforcement agencies should consider this case as well, as it appears there was flagrant and possibly criminal abuse that cost taxpayers. The county has to be aggressive in pursuing this to send the message that such abuses won’t be tolerated. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/17/protecting-taxpayers/
What the firefighters did with abusing sick time is criminal but in reality, in terms of the County budget is the money stolen is very tiny.
But the Las Vegas Sun has no problem calling for tax raises on everybody in the State of Nevada to give to to everybody crying under the sun. Yep, looking out for the taxpayer, right Las Vegas Sun???
Liberals are fun to play with. Seriously, can anyone take the Las Vegas Sun seriously with their editorials. Even a kindergarten student can outsmart the editorial writers at the Las Vegas Sun.
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