Republicans Bristle At Working During The Holidays

Posted by | December 15, 2010 17:15 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Harry Reid announced today that he may call the Senate back into session after Christmas to vote on outstanding issues such as “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal, the START treaty, and the DREAM Act.  Jon Kyl (pictured) is not happy.

“It is impossible to do all of the things that the majority leader laid out without doing — frankly, without disrespecting the institution and without disrespecting one of the two holiest of holidays for Christians and the families of all of the Senate, not just the senators themselves but all of the staff,” Kyl told reporters later Tuesday.

I’ve heard about the “War On Christmas” but the “War on Christmas Vacation”?!?  If Jon Kyl doesn’t want to work after December 25, maybe he can make the whole week between Christmas and New Year’s a national holiday.  I’m sure business will be good with that.  Kyl has to remember that people all over the country have to work that week.  Oh wait, I have another idea so Jon Kyl can enjoy his holiday week.  Maybe he can support up or down votes on all of that legislation before Christmas.

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Copyright 2010 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.

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