Issue Commentary

12/17/99 – A Chr⁠i⁠s⁠t⁠mas Bonus?

By: The James Madison Institute / 1999

This is a true story.

“Cratchit! Mr. Cratchit!” boomed Ebenezer Scrooge.

“Sir?” Bob Cratchit replied, the tone of Scrooge’s voice making him a bit nervous.

“Mr. Cratchit, come in here! Mr. Cratchit!” Scrooge bellowed again.

Cratchit walked slowly into Scrooge’s office and saw his employer staring down at a piece of paper on his desk. It was obvious that Scrooge was angry.