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Saving with furloughs? Start with the Congress

Joan Ryken Salem

Publication: The Day

Published 04/04/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 04/03/2013 04:59 PM

With Congress so happily imposing furlough days on federal government workers, just wondering why they have not agreed to do the same. They can't get much done while in Washington anyway, so why not take a few unpaid days and share the heap of trouble we're in, to the credit of the taxpayers?

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