The Spark

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

State of Michigan:
One retiree is making out like a bandit

Mar 17, 2003

When John Engler retired as Michigan governor, he didn't have to worry about covering the cost of medical care on his state pension.

He just moved next door into a job with EDS – created especially for him. The job is said to pay a quarter of a million dollars a year in salary, with the prospect of another quarter million a year in bonuses.

EDS must have figured that turnabout was fair play. After all, during Engler's 12 years in office, he increased EDS's contracts with the state by 1000%.

Most people, when they look for a job, fill out applications or send out resumes. Engler just bought himself a job – with state money, of course!