From the National Journal comes this story about pay raises (and the lack thereof) in the Bush White House (italics mine):
President Bush’s most senior aides — the ones who hold the coveted title of “assistant to the president” — recently received a $4,200 cost-of-living bump-up in compensation and now earn a top pay rate of $165,200, according to an internal White House list of staff salaries. The list was compiled by the administration for the year that ended June 30 and is displayed both alphabetically, and by dollar ranking, below. Those at the bottom of the White House staff pay scale — the folks answering phones and responding to the president’s mail, for example — remain stuck at last year’s pay floor of $30,000, according to a year-to-year comparison of White House data obtained by National Journal.
If you are a working American, and you voted for Bush, you’re a sucker. To him, you’re less than dirt. Serfs on the manor. How hard would it have been to increase someone’s salary from $30,000 to $30,900? He just doesn’t care about people like you and me.
But I guess saving stem cells is more important than “putting food on your family” (to use Little Lord Pontchartrain’s phrase). Total fucking morons.