I don't understand the anger over some low wage workers getting a thousand dollar bonus, because they didn't get what top executives get. Doesn't it count that the executives have much higher education, work experience and many, many more years on the job? Or do some think things should be spread around evenly, despite the years of education and many years at the job???? If that's the case. why bother doing anything more than hold a low paying job?
And as for the tax payers picking up the tab for lost federal funds, I'd suggest the waste and poor management by our government be looked into. Billions of dollars are wasted and spent unwisely by our government every year! Things that were never meant to be paid for by the American tax payer. Just look at some of the things we are all paying for;
Rose, IMO, these "tax reduction" bonuses are a mistake and send the wrong message. A bonus is a reward when an employee does extraordinary work, goes the extra mile, exceeds the company's expectations. Handing out a bonus to every employee, regardless of their track record at work is a little like giving everyone on the losing little league team a trophy. Wrong message. And keep in mind, the tax breaks for corporations extend into perpetuity, while the bonus is a one time event. The companies aren't being that generous.