In Scott Wilson’s August 4, 2010 article in the Washington Post (Obama orders freeze on bonuses, monetary rewards for federal political appointees) he says: “President Obama ordered a freeze Tuesday on all bonuses and other monetary awards to federal political appointees…White House officials estimate that 2,900 employees will be affected by the order, which is projected to save the
government $1.9 million a year. “
Clearly this is a symbolic gesture on the part of President Obama and we wonder how much it “cost” the country to have him and his staff deliberate, decide and communicate this change which is insignificant not only to the country as a whole but likely to the appointees.
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