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Bush Issues Executive Order-Federal Employees Off December 24
The White House ^ | 12-06-07 | George Bush

Posted on 12/06/2007 2:42:03 PM PST by icwhatudo

Executive Order: Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 2007

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2007, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 below.

Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on December 24, 2007, for reasons of national security or defense or other public need.

Sec. 3. Monday, December 24, 2007, shall be considered as falling within the scope of Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 and 6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they relate to the pay and leave of employees of the United States.

GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 6, 2007.


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Wohooo! Government employees rejoice!
1 posted on 12/06/2007 2:42:05 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

My company is closed on December 24th. It’s not like any work would get done anyway...


2 posted on 12/06/2007 2:46:13 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
It’s not like any work would get done anyway...

LOL exactly.

3 posted on 12/06/2007 2:47:24 PM PST by Terabitten (Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - E-Frat '94. Unity and Pride!)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Our company asked for volunteers to work so the majority could have off. I volunteered. It will be quiet and I can wear my jammies if I want to! lol Then I get an extra 8 hours to take another time. :)
4 posted on 12/06/2007 2:48:53 PM PST by ozaukeemom (Nuke the ACLU and their snivel rights)
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To: icwhatudo

That’s good! No work gets done anyway, as others have commented, and it also does make life easier for people who have to travel or even just get their Christmas presents out. Plus it reaffirms what is our tradition, here, in our country.


5 posted on 12/06/2007 2:50:45 PM PST by livius
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To: icwhatudo

WOOHOO!!!

If Fed Employees were at work that day they would just be grumbling and wondering when the boss was going to send them home early...


6 posted on 12/06/2007 2:50:46 PM PST by Republican Landslide (Hillary will fall ill and require hospitalization before Dec 15 through Super Tuesday)
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To: icwhatudo

That’s going to piss off that athiest guy in California.


7 posted on 12/06/2007 2:51:20 PM PST by SeanOGuano
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To: icwhatudo

We, the “little people”, have to work that day. Who else is going to pay the “chosen ones” their outrageous salaries? Give me a break. I’m so disgusted anymore with Washington. Fat a$$ hogs living off the scraps of the “little people”. Their day of reckoning will come someday and not too soon.


8 posted on 12/06/2007 2:52:05 PM PST by hkp123
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To: SeanOGuano

I’m sure there are many people that would like to give that guy a golden shower.


9 posted on 12/06/2007 2:54:18 PM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: hkp123

Most of “we the people” do have 12/24 off as an employer provided benefit.

I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect an employer, the federal government, to offer it off as a benefit as well.

Before the EO, federal employees were scheduled for ten days off in calendar year 2007. Ten to eleven days seems pretty typical.


10 posted on 12/06/2007 2:57:02 PM PST by garyb
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To: icwhatudo

Good for him! People should be home with their families on Christmas Eve. And America will hardly be the worse off for these people not working a day.


11 posted on 12/06/2007 2:57:32 PM PST by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: hkp123
We, the “little people”, have to work that day.

Who's making you?

12 posted on 12/06/2007 2:57:37 PM PST by Terabitten (Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets - E-Frat '94. Unity and Pride!)
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To: hkp123

‘We, the “little people”, have to work that day’
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Really? Neither my husband or I work on the 24th . . . and while he is a handsomely ‘big’ man, I’m on the “little” end of the continuum!

RELAX . . . ‘tis the season to be jolly!


13 posted on 12/06/2007 2:58:47 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: Irish Rose

To listen to the unions though the president has no heart and does not care about working people, especially government employees.


14 posted on 12/06/2007 2:58:59 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: SeanOGuano

All federal employees off December 24th (except athiests). That would have burned ‘em.


15 posted on 12/06/2007 3:01:20 PM PST by fhayek
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To: SeanOGuano
That’s going to piss off that athiest guy in California.

And the long-time one - Rob Sherman - here in Illinois who has been filing lawsuits for years.

16 posted on 12/06/2007 3:03:16 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: GreenLanternCorps
This is Government's form of a bonus. Non-essential folks get paid day off, others are treated same as holiday, double-time.

In 35 years as an ATC, I only recall 3 or 4 years when we didn't get it, although there were a couple of times we got 4 hours instead of 8.

17 posted on 12/06/2007 3:09:33 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: GreenLanternCorps
My company is closed on December 24th. It’s not like any work would get done anyway...

Geeeez, get real! So now no work is going to get done on the 21st! Declare the 21st a "day off" and no work would get done on the 20th - ad infinitum!

Come to think of though, that's not a bad idea at all, hehehehehe! Just another gubmint free day!

18 posted on 12/06/2007 3:09:56 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: icwhatudo

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Grant pardons to the two border guards. (would have been my choice)


19 posted on 12/06/2007 3:11:06 PM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: hkp123
We, the “little people”, have to work that day. Who else is going to pay the “chosen ones” their outrageous salaries? Give me a break. I’m so disgusted anymore with Washington. Fat a$$ hogs living off the scraps of the “little people”. Their day of reckoning will come someday and not too soon.

You are so right, why the hell should that "FAT ASS HOG" Private or Airman making $15,000 a year DARE ask for Christmas eve off!!!! And that dam Secretary making $20,000 a year... how dare her "Chosen One" butt be off too!!!!

20 posted on 12/06/2007 3:13:14 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: icwhatudo
Since this only affects the executive branch, I guess Congress will keep on working until 5pm on Christmas Eve.

Seriously though, does this effect the Post Office? Or will the last delivery day be 12/22?

21 posted on 12/06/2007 3:16:04 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: icwhatudo
Why not open the boarders for the holidays? Oh, that won’t be necessary as they never close? Never mind.
22 posted on 12/06/2007 3:20:44 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: hkp123

Not everyone has to work, get in the Christmas Spirit.


23 posted on 12/06/2007 3:24:52 PM PST by mimaw
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To: hkp123

Uptight again, eh?
It’s been done before. When I was in the military and Christmas came on Tuesday, we got the Monday off. Or maybe it was Thursday and we got Friday off. In any case, Reagan was the president and we know how horrible he was. How much do you suppose will get done anyway.
I was already planning on taking it off anyway. And I don’t even work for the government.


24 posted on 12/06/2007 3:28:47 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: gathersnomoss

The boarders will have to fend for themselves. I’m not going to feed them.


25 posted on 12/06/2007 3:30:16 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: icwhatudo

Let me guess... not one atheist complained or grabbed the ACLU to stop it. /s


26 posted on 12/06/2007 3:31:39 PM PST by AliVeritas (CNN: Pravda, only dumber.)
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To: icwhatudo
for reasons of national security or defense or other public need. Seems like this should be the requirement for staying open ANY DAY.
27 posted on 12/06/2007 3:32:49 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: icwhatudo

This is an INSULT to Islam. /s


28 posted on 12/06/2007 3:33:04 PM PST by omega4179 ("Bring me the broomstick of the wicked witch of the west")
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To: icwhatudo

With or without pay?


29 posted on 12/06/2007 3:33:50 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Terabitten
I am a small business owner and farmer (no subsidies, thank you) and my wife is a retail florist. Granted, Christmas is busy but with funerals and other occasions, we rarely get a day off. I’m talking 24/7/365. I’m sure most other small businesses are in the same boat. What else other than small business is keeping this economy chugging along? Is it the government? Manufacturing? BANKS? Entertainment? Housing? No. They're either non-existent or broke.
30 posted on 12/06/2007 3:34:40 PM PST by hkp123
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To: hkp123

Jealousy is sooooo unbecoming.


31 posted on 12/06/2007 3:34:42 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Some people are like slinkys, the idea of them tumbling down a flight of stairs makes you smile.)
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To: CindyDawg

With pay!


32 posted on 12/06/2007 3:37:44 PM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I liked Reagan, but it was him that gave us (some of us) another day off - MLK Day.


33 posted on 12/06/2007 3:39:29 PM PST by hkp123
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To: icwhatudo

I wish the President could have put a provision in there that forced the congress to work on the 24th.


34 posted on 12/06/2007 3:39:40 PM PST by Fox_Mulder77
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To: SeanOGuano
Surprised the looney left isn't going completely berzerk right now --> G.W. used the word "Christmas" in the memo...

rofl

35 posted on 12/06/2007 3:43:10 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: hkp123
Well, I am a federal employee, but certainly not one of the chosen ones/fat ass hogs with an outrageous salary. In fact, if I worked in the private sector I'd be making a hell of a lot more than I am now.

I'm glad for the day off--but if he hadn't granted it I would have taken it off, or at least half a day anyway. My husband is a defense contractor...and will have to take leave since his office will be closed.

36 posted on 12/06/2007 3:46:51 PM PST by Mrs.Liberty (Liberalism: Someone craps their pants, and we all have to wear diapers....)
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To: icwhatudo

Government employees work?


37 posted on 12/06/2007 3:47:06 PM PST by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: Republican Landslide
Not always. The Feds I work with (I am a contractor) get a lot of work done when the boss isn’t there!
38 posted on 12/06/2007 3:54:45 PM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven.)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

Why not go into the private sector and make a Hell of a lot more? NO BENEFITS like your used to. The TAXPAYERS are pissed!


39 posted on 12/06/2007 3:56:51 PM PST by hkp123
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To: icwhatudo

I have to work that day. Dang private sector accountants!


40 posted on 12/06/2007 3:59:26 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Join me for the Million Minutemen March --- Summer 2008!!)
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To: icwhatudo
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

On December 24th, we will begin to enforce Article 4 Section 4 of the United States Constitution as I have sworn to do.

Over and out...

41 posted on 12/06/2007 3:59:56 PM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: Mrs.Liberty
In fact, if I worked in the private sector I'd be making a hell of a lot more than I am now.


42 posted on 12/06/2007 4:00:33 PM PST by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: icwhatudo

good thing federal employees don’t do farm work, or re store clerks, nurses, waitresses, ect;, ..


43 posted on 12/06/2007 4:00:58 PM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: sure_fine

run gas stations and airports


44 posted on 12/06/2007 4:02:41 PM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: icwhatudo

Uh Oh! He used that word with Christ in it again. I hope the commies give birth to a brick cow.


45 posted on 12/06/2007 4:03:24 PM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Mrs.Liberty
Well, I am a federal employee, but certainly not one of the chosen ones/fat ass hogs with an outrageous salary

We call it the buddy system where i work as long as your a yes man or a ass kisser your in the system everyone else is just fodder for shot ! and yes it's Gov work

46 posted on 12/06/2007 4:13:20 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Global Warming : Tape a liberals mouth shut and thats the end of Global Warming {both ways})
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To: icwhatudo

Violation of separation of church and state!!!!


47 posted on 12/06/2007 4:19:46 PM PST by rintense (Thompson/Hunter 2008!)
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To: icwhatudo

>>>With pay!

With pay providing you have annual leave accrued to cover 8 hours. If not, you don’t get paid and the bosses are pissed that you didnt have 8 hours saved up.


48 posted on 12/06/2007 4:25:28 PM PST by halfright (Show me a single Suicide Mullah.......I didn'tthink so...)
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To: Earthdweller

Right. It should be referred to as the day off before the winter equinox festival.


49 posted on 12/06/2007 4:25:40 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: raccoonradio
As Howie Carr would say: "It's a Hack-O-Rama!"
50 posted on 12/06/2007 4:28:30 PM PST by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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