Believe it or not, in one of the most egregious misuses of tax dollars, the City of Detroit Water and Sewage Department employs a horseshoer – even though the department does not have any horses.
According to reports the Detroit Water and Sewage Department ‘has a large debt, rising water prices and inefficient services — using almost twice the number of employees per gallon as other cities like Chicago.’
And the worst part –the City cannot even get rid of the job if it wanted to:
Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is “not possible” to eliminate positions.
Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs program, some critics say.