After the State parks department “found” 54 million dollars last summer, I posted this cartoon reminding them that they were trying to make up their imaginary shortfall with new fees. Today we find that our beloved government overpaid around 200 employees by $500,000 from July 2009 to july 2012, according to Controller John Chiang, who accused the dept. of “fraud, abuse and overpayments.”
Now if this was a private enterprise, you could count on some hefty fines and a criminal record. As it is the government, a few people might get fired and life will go on as usual, until the next scandal.
Oh, and I’m still waiting for them to rescind those “emergency” parking fees. I’m not holding my breath.