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Opening Arguments

Time off

We've had a fiscal downturn or two in Indiana, but nothing like the meltdown they had in Pennsylvania:

Thousands of state workers who were sent home without pay were allowed to return to their jobs today, a day after the governor and legislators hammered out a budget deal.

Nearly 24,000 government employees were furloughed for a day and state parks, state-run museums and driver-license offices closed during a partisan deadlock that held up a state spending plan nine days into the new fiscal year.

What I want to know is, why do we have to wait for a crisis? Don't we deserve a regular break from government? There could be a rotating schedule, with the city, say, taking Mondays off, the state staying home Tuesdays, the feds at rest on Wednesdays. Then we could have all government all the time on Thursdays and Fridays before resting up on the weekend.

You may now all tell me how foolish I am not to understand how much of modern life depends on government.


Bob G.
Tue, 07/10/2007 - 9:06am

We at the Treasury Dept (back in the 80s) went through the same thing when Reagan didn't have a federal budget in place...we got an impromptu "vacation" until it was passed.

Nice to know PA has come SO far since I moved to Indiana ten years ago...



Mitchell Surface
Tue, 07/10/2007 - 12:44pm

But if they did that, the sheeple might realize they don't need the government. And then where would we be? Think of the children!