February 12, 2009, - 2:30 pm
Irony of the Day #1: Michigan Billionaire Lays Off 250 Workers, Hires Criminal Thug Kwame Kilpatrick on Same Day
By Debbie Schlussel
Is it just me? Or is it ironic–not to mention, sickening–that while
A) Compuware Corp. of Detroit laid off 4% of its workforce–250 employeees–yesterday (after laying off 300 workers four months ago);
B) Compuware Corp. of Detroit, also yesterday, hired ex-con former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick fresh out of jail?
I guess the employees in Group A made the mistake of not ripping off the people of Detroit to the tune of $9 million-plus and lying under oath.
Innocent people lose their jobs. Yet, a famous criminal thug gets a job the same day from the same company. Sounds like a third world country.
Ask Compuware CEO and billionaire Pete Karmanos why he throws good, hardworking, decent people on the street, while he scoops up criminal gangsta mayors up for jobs.
Must have something to do with those gazillion dollar incentives and favors Kwame Kilpatrick gave Karmanos after he moved his company to downtown Detroit.
Crime pays. And so does bribery and corporate welfare, er . . . “tax incentives”, apparently.
Oh, and one other thing: When Pete Karmanos hires criminals, he does it in style. He is the one who reportedly footed the bill for Kwame the Kingpin to fly, via private jet, to Dallas for his job interview (which was a formality, he’d already been offered the job), and to move Kilpatrick’s family into a swanky $3,000/month home in Dallas, where they’ve been living since the fall.
Yup, crime pays.