The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

September 11:
Used to Award Political Appointees with Cash Bonuses

Dec 9, 2002

At the same time Bush chopped pay raises of federal employees, the Bush Administration was restoring cash bonuses for political appointees.

These are bonuses Big Time! And the Justice Department has wasted no time in starting to hand them out. Agency chiefs are authorized to give up to $10,000 each to influential lawyers, advisers and assistants. Awards can go up to $25,000 with approval from the White House.

The Bush-ites say the same magic words to cut the pay of ordinary civilian workers and to reward their political buddies. "September 11" is indeed a handy and versatile tool.