Marian Tasco and Ronald Donatucci should be ashamed of themselves. Their shortsighted greed is wrecking Philadelphia.Marian Tasco is a Philadelphia city councilor who voted for DROP, an outrageous pension giveaway that allows the shameless and depraved to retire for one day, collect a six figure retirement payout, and return to work the next morning.Yesterday the councilwoman “retired”, collected $478,000 and will be back at ‘work’ Monday morning, no doubt spouting windy and meaningless rhetoric about her desire to serve and help the poor people she has just shamelessly ripped off.Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, aware that many children in his city get pathetic educational opportunities and that many other residents lack basic safety and health services, vetoed Tasco’s bill continuing the “DROP” retirement system designed to give undeserved windfalls to greedy and unprincipled people like Tasco. DROP is, one needs hardly say, backed by the shortsighted public unions who are working to destroy Philadelphia as they destroyed Detroit.Marian Tasco fought to overturn the veto. She won, and took the money.Ronald Donatucci is another Philadelphia jerk who has brought shame, dishonor and disgrace on himself and his family. Donatucci, the city’s “Recorder of Wills”, “retired” last week and will also be back at work Monday. His brief stint in retirement ‘earned’ him almost $367,000.In a healthier society, the children and grandchildren of such people would be down at the county courthouse changing their names to avoid the burden of shame and disgrace that would otherwise blight their lives. No retirement financed so foolishly can be peaceful; let’s hope Tasco and Donatucci come to their senses, refund these ill-gotten gains and lead the fight to save Philadelphia by giving it a sensible and sustainable set of employment and retirement policies for its employees.It would also be nice if the White House would use the bully pulpit to denounce this destructive behavior by officials abusing the public trust. The President believes that government has a vital role to play in defending and assisting the poor; surely he should be among the first to denounce those who abuse positions of power and divert badly needed funds from the neediest to the cheesiest.h/t: The PJ Tatler and The Philadelphia Daily News.