The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

It's a rough life, but somebody's got to rough it

Apr 23, 2001

President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney publicly released their 2000 federal income tax returns.

Cheney's income for the year turned out to be 36 million dollars. He was paid a mere salary of $800,000, but was able to make the rest off of stock profits and bonuses! Not bad for a year's work –if work it was!

Cheney's one year income was equal to the income of one thousand "average" workers making $36,000 a year!

But don't worry –President Bush didn't make as much as Cheney by the way his accountants did his bookkeeping. However, if Bush's tax cut plan goes through as planned, his tax break alone would amount to $39,000 –more than the yearly pay of tens of millions of workers in this country!