Monday, July 23, 2012

Cash-strapped town pays employees by raffle

Bialet Masse Photos
Don't cry, it's Argentina:
A raffle will determine which civil servants in a small Argentine town will receive their pay first, due to insufficient funds, its mayor announced Monday.
"We will draw lots to decide the (order) of payment," said mayor of Bialet Masse, Gustavo Pueyo, in a broadcast from Buenos Aires private radio station Radio Mitre.
Pueyo said the raffle was approved by national mayoral authorities and the first draw took place Friday, with 23 of the town's 92 employees receiving their pay.
I kinda like this idea. In Illinois, let's put ALL our "public servants" names in the pot. Illinois Lottery, that means you too Governor. Bialet Masse, most likely his next vacation, uh business development destination.

  ---This photo of Bialet Masse is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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