don’t they?

The Detroit Water and Sewer Department has one, even thought they don’t have any horses, and the union president says the position can’t be eliminated.

Courtesy of Michigan Capital Confidential:

Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer.Yet even with a department so bloated that it has a horseshoer and no horses, the local union president said it is “not possible” to eliminate positions.

Union rules have turned the department into a government jobs program, some critics say.<Really?>

On the bright side, the position only pays $29,245 a year plus $27,000 in benefits.

“I tremble for my country when I realize God is just.” -Thomas Jefferson