White House Petition To Enact Day After Super Bowl As Federal Holiday
Just what we need: another paid day off for federal government employees.
A new petition on WhiteHouse.gov is proposing the day after Super Bowl as a new Federal Holiday. The reasons for this appeal are just as sophisticated as the idea itself:
It seems wildly unfair for us to have to reign in our revelry, to diminish a rare occasion of nationwide camaraderie, by having to go to work the following day.Next Monday, it’s estimated that 1.5 million Americans will call in sick. An additional 4.4 million will trudge in late, completely spent from the day before. Nearly 10% of the American workforce will spend a vacation day just to stay home and recuperate. Read the petition here.
Look, I am just as guilty as anyone else of staying up late watching hours of re-plays on TEVO, and nursing a nacho-cheese-hang-over the day after the annual football game event.
But c’mon, is the day after super bowl such a burden on federal government employees that we have to put it on taxpayer-funded life-support for the day?
If we truly thought that government employees needed another red day on their calendar is Super Bowl Monday the best we’ve got? Or how about something totally unthinkable- like Good Friday?