The Spark

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

White House pay freeze:
When?

Jan 26, 2009

First day in office, Obama announced he was freezing the pay of everyone in his administration with a salary over $100,000 a year. He declared, “During this period of economic emergency, families are tightening their belts, and so should Washington.”

Yes, and we’re tightening them today, even yesterday, while federal salaries were just increased earlier this month and wouldn’t normally be increased until next January anyway!