Tuesday, June 08, 2004

An Extra Day of Freedom

Eugene Volokh objects to "spending about half a billion dollars of taxpayer money for a paid holiday for federal employees." The half billion dollars is the reported cost of giving federal workers the day off on Friday, in honor of President Reagan.

Here's how I look at it:

1. They would have been paid anyway, so taxpayers really aren't shelling out an extra $500 million.

2. We're better off when federal employees aren't at work.

I think it's a very fitting way to honor the memory of Ronald Reagan.