November 30, 2010 Leave a comment
More on the skewed priorities of the austerity age. From Ezra Klein at the Washington Post:
The pay freeze for [American] federal workers will raise about $60 billion over 10 years. It’s necessary, the president said, because these are times “where all of us are called on to make some sacrifices.”
Contrast that with the tax cuts for income over $250,000, which benefit workers doing much better than the average federal employee and cost about $700 billion over 10 years.
Yeah, but that’s different. They’re already loaded.