cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The state has need of furloughing employees to work toward solving the budget problems, as we all know. The plan, as proposed, was announced yesterday and it is as follows:
- Monday, October 12, 2009 (Columbus Day)
- Friday, November 27, 2009 (Friday after Thanksgiving Day)
- Monday, February 15, 2010 (President's Day)
- Friday, May 28, 2010 (Friday before Memorial Day)
* these dates seem to be "back-loaded" as if the state is hoping this won't have to happen at all if the economy picks up.
* whomever picked these dates did a great job of creating either three-day or four-day breaks for the state employees affected.
* will the days selected be a hindrance to citizens who would've sought help at these state offices on their own day off, now only to find those offices closed?
* this all seems a very small sacrifice in the big picture; could there not have been a bit more zealous effort to save our tax dollars?
The Curmudgeon Blog today is titled "Pay As You Go. Really?"