No Horses, But Detroit Employs a ‘Horseshoer’?

farrier.jpgsmallFull disclosure:
I admit to being completely jaded and one of the most vocal and cynical critics of the City of Detroit.

In sharp contrast with many of the vapid rah rahs who do nothing but extoll the supposed “virtues” of this rotting cesspool, I actually own property in the city, and I have now for several years.

So I have some perspective with this.

But even I admit that I don’t know everything about this nexus of dysfunction.

So imagine my surprise when I read the headline above from an article in the Michigan Capitol Confidential (link below).

Yes you read it right. The city’s water and sewer department doesn’t have any horses. Yet they employ a “horseshoer”.

From the article:
“The local union president said it is “not possible” to eliminate positions.”

“The horseshoer’s job description is “to shoe horses and to do general blacksmith work … and to perform related work as required.” The description was last updated in 1967.”

“The city pays $29,245 in salary and about $27,000 in benefits for the horseshoer position.”

Good work if you can get it. Especially since the “horseshoer” doesn’t work with animals.

If this isn’t prima facie evidence that the city needs adult supervision, than I don’t know what is.

And yet democrats are screaming for a bailout.

Since when is the world upside down?

Wrong is now right. Truth is now fiction. Good is now bad.

Here’s the link to the article.


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My primary focus right now is wholesaling, but I also own a portfolio of profitable rental properties. And I work a full time day job.

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