Obama's Holiday Bonuses

Can Barack Obama stimulate the economy on his own before his administration takes it over? The New York Daily News reports that Obama’s campaign will be paying its foot soldiers an extra month’s salary with its leftover cash. "A lot of people thought they were going to be broke and would have to try to find a job in this rotten economy,” said one grateful staffer. “It's a huge help." It has also given them the option to keep campaign-issued BlackBerries and laptops, although they will have to pay income taxes if they do. The move is virtually unprecedented, as campaigns are usually broke come Election Day. Obama raised over $600 million over the campaign.