Bonus Bullshit Latest: Conflation Once Again

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Speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil today, Mr Cowen said an additional discretionary bonus system had been in place in the banks, which amounted to a “large addition” to basic pay.

The amounts referred to by Fine Gael were paid to middle-ranking public servants at principal officer and assistant principal officer level. “To conflate those two things, I think, is not correct.”

Public Sector Bonuses Defended (Irish Times)

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