Should feds work on Columbus Day?

Thursday - 9/30/2010, 4:13pm EDT

How can government save money?

For starters, Feds could work on Columbus Day, Sterling Whitehead writes in the GovLoop blog.

"The truth is we serve the public, and there's a popular perception that we are insulated from the Great Recession," Whitehead writes.

Working on Columbus Day won't save $5.5 billion -- like a proposed two-week furlough claims to do -- but, Whitehead said, it would be a good start.

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