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I'm putting this tale of woe in Economy because there is no Contemporary Insanity forum.




We've all heard these stories that are true, and you know they're true,....but you can't believe they're true?

OK....here goes: NYC is made up of five boroughs. Each has a library system....and I can attest to how wonderful the Brooklyn one is.
Each borough has a President of the Library.
Guess how much, in taxpayer dollars, each Library President makes.

Go ahead- guess.


1. "Queens Library President and CEO Thomas Galante speaks during a rally at Queens Central Library to support adequate funding to save library services and jobs. While the library has lost almost 130 jobs over the past five years, Galante brought in $391,594 last year.

2. ...Galante [spent] $140,000 last year to renovate his offices....Galante managed this after eliminating nearly 130 library jobs through layoffs and attrition over the past five years.

a. ....- A 250-square-foot rooftop deck adjacent to Galante’s office for use as his private smoking area. Built with teak tile, furnished with wrought-iron furniture, and surrounded by two dozen evergreens that shield it from onlookers, the deck’s tab alone was more than $27,000.

b.....- Two new executive conference rooms, one of which looks more like a private lounge area, featuring sparkling wood floors, a half-dozen leather sofas and chairs, a stylish drop ceiling, and a giant flat-screen television. Cost: more than $110,000.

c. On top of his hefty salary, the library throws in a car. And not just some plain vanilla Ford Taurus or Chevy Volt out of the city’s fleet. No, Galante gets the wheels of his choice, for both personal and work use.
His employment contract does set a car expense ceiling, currently $37,000, ... a sleek 2011 Nissan 370Z sports car. Plus he gets to replace it every three years.

3. ...Galante’s eye-popping salary last year of $391,594 — an increase of $12,000 from the previous year....more than the mayor ($225,000), the schools chancellor ($220,000) or the MTA chairman ($350,000)







4. .... the Queens, Brooklyn and New York Public Library systems are technically private nonprofit groups, even though their funds come almost exclusively from the city budget. This murky status allows them to quietly shell out huge executive salaries.

5. Linda Johnson, head of the Brooklyn Public Library, made $250,000 last year.

6. Paul LeClerc, the former head of the New York Public Library, made $711,114 in 2011, the most recent year available,...
[Obama...$400,000]






7. ....city employees, haven’t seen a raise in four years. His clerks and custodians get top pay of $39,000; his senior librarians, $55,000."
Queens Library president gets $390G salary, luxe office makeover while shedding 130 jobs - NY Daily News






Now...to address the suckers who not only pay for this...but support the Liberal/Progressive/DeathPanelDemocrats.....and, by extension, socialist administrations....this is what you endorse.



Every totalist regime convinces suckers that they will produce the proverbial 'worker's paradise'.....

But every one rewards their apparatchiks and steals from you to do it.



Thank goodness we got a glimpse into the racket from the Daily News.
 
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"The changes have been forced by tightening budgets, but they also represent an evolving definition of what a library should be in the age of broadband and e-readers.

Library presidents said they now see their institutions more as public community spaces and less as storage for bound volumes of information.
"Any new library would not be a repository of books by any stretch," said Brooklyn Library President Linda Johnson.

She and other library presidents said their patrons' needs have multiplied.

Recent immigrants seek foreign-language materials, English-as-a-second language classes, and help applying online for U.S. visas. The unemployed are coached by library staff on résumé-writing, job-hunting and establishing email accounts. Libraries provide adult literacy classes, counseling for troubled teens and guidance on getting social services and health care."
Libraries Rethink Their Role in City - WSJ.com
 
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omfggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

And....to get a peek at true irony, NYC just elected a Marxist Mayor, Bill DeBlasio.

At his inauguration, this was part of the speech of one of his administration:

"But it was the city’s new public advocate, Letitia James, who delivered the harshest attack, a fiery speech that read like a wholesale repudiation of the Bloomberg era.

“The growing gap between the haves and the have-nots undermines our city and tears at the fabric of our democracy,” James said.

She went on to describe “a gilded age of inequality” where “decrepit” housing developments stand in the shadows of multimillion-dollar condos and “stop-and-frisk abuses” “have been touted as ‘success stories’ as if crime can only be reduced by infringing on the civil liberties of people of color.”
Speakers blast former Mayor Bloomberg at Mayor de Blasio's inauguration - NY Daily News




So....the simpletons vote for socialists, communists and DeathPanelDemocrats......

Think DeBlasio and James will go after the Library Presidents under the 'income inequality' banner????
 

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Cities generally become dysfunctional above about 750,000 population.
 

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