Burning Question: Should feds work on Columbus Day?
- September 29, 2010
Is there any way of appeasing those who argue that coddled bureaucrats aren't doing their fair share to address the country's economic and budgetary woes? At Govloop, Sterling Whitehead has an idea: volunteer to give up a federal holiday. And he has one in mind: Columbus Day. "The truth is we serve the public," Whitehead writes, "and there's a popular perception that we are insulated from the Great Recession. As with most things, the truth is in the gray area." Under his proposal, Columbus Day would remain a national holiday, but feds would work that day. "I'm sure it's not the only sacrifice we'll be asked to make, but it's a good start," Whitehead argues. Let's Work on Columbus Day
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