Run Silent, Run Deep
It has been indisputably confirmed that the IAFF under Harold Schaitberger rips off sick kids to the tune of $1,400,000 each year.
That’s just about a nickel of every dollar brother and sister firefighters and paramedics collect from the public.
Certainly a sobering thought when you stand out there with a boot in your hand in 90 degree temperatures as sweat runs down your back.
The Schaitberger “take” is so much money that the IAFF all but gives up trying to “hide” it in the budget.
It’s no surprise that Our Dear Leader has been silent on the scandal; he thinks it might go away.
But, are we also surprised that we have not heard a peep out of “Edzo”, the presumptive heir to the number two spot in DC?
After all, he wants to manage the funds at the IAFF.
Ironically, the firefighter muscular dystrophy effort began in his home local, Boston 718.
Harold Schaitberger has taken 718’s proud achievement and turned it into an endless roll of nickels he can use for fancy dinners, $100 bottles of wine and Cadillac Escalades.
Does “Edzo” approve of that specifically and does he generally think that is the way the IAFF should operate?
We have no idea because where he is concerned, “mums the word.”
“Edzo” is uncontested in his race to the top.
In that position candidates have two clear options.
The timid, go-along-get-along types keep silent for fear of saying anything that might in any way offend anyone.
Genuine leaders, on the other hand, use the situation to state their beliefs and define their vision.
The IAFF rip off of MDA is such a gross example of moral and ethical corruption that it demands comment by “Edzo.”
We believe that our professional mission is to protect (and rescue when needed) everyone, but most especially the young and the old.
We are betraying ourselves, individually and collectively, when we tolerate Schaitberger’s MDA theft.
“Edzo” Â your silence is deafening.
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