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Argentine mayor celebrated the birthday at the expense of poor workers

June 8 2005

Very enterprising mayor of the Argentine city of ninth July Uzar Hugo invented an unusual way to save money on celebrating his birthday and skinned "as sticky" their own citizens. He is a voluntary-compulsory "invited" to his party of all municipal workers. At the same time participate in the celebration was paid. Moreover, each of the workers had to sign a special book to confirm their presence.

City Ninth of July, named in honor of Independence Day, Argentina, one of the poorest cities in the country, where 70 percent of the working population employed in the municipality. Order of the mayor caused a storm of protest in the ranks of city workers, but union leaders said that this abuse of personal power - forcing them to pay for the event, which they do not even want to go.

As the, in turn, Mayor sympathetically to the plight of their fellow citizens and made concessions. If the worker does not have money for a ticket, the cost will be deducted from wages. In defense of the mayor spoke of his mother, Fatima Uzar, which is a member of the City Council.

"People love my Hyugito and want to celebrate his birthday. But we need to raise money to pay for refreshments for guests", - explained the action of its governing offspring of his loving mother.

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