CDC handed out $25 million in bonuses

October 17, 2014 10:22 PM

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CDC handed out $25 million in bonuses

WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blames budget cuts for the slow response to the Ebola outbreak. But at a time when the CDC's budget was cut or remained flat, it still handed out generous bonuses to top health officials.

According to American Transparency's Open the Books, an online site, some public health workers have pocketed a hefty $25 million in bonuses since 2007. That's on top of the $6 billion paid in salaries over the same time frame.

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