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Executive Order: Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on January 2, 2007

techs

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http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/12/20061228-3.html

Executive Order: Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on January 2, 2007

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

Section 1. All executive departments, independent establishments, and other governmental agencies shall be closed on January 2, 2007, as a mark of respect for Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth President of the United States. That day 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.


wtf? Giving Federal employees the day off out of respect for Ford? A person who was not elected to ANY Federal office?
Its not like I hate Ford or anything, but I don't recall other Presdidential deaths receiving the status of Federal worker holidays? Am I wrong about this?
This seems HIGHLY inappropriate.


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You have participated in a second thread on Ford stating "For the more balanced view "

So please use it.

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Originally posted by: techs
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/12/20061228-3.html

Executive Order: Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on January 2, 2007

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

Section 1. All executive departments, independent establishments, and other governmental agencies shall be closed on January 2, 2007, as a mark of respect for Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth President of the United States. That day 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.


wtf? Giving Federal employees the day off out of respect for Ford? A person who was not elected to ANY Federal office?
Its not like I hate Ford or anything, but I don't recall other Presdidential deaths receiving the status of Federal worker holidays? Am I wrong about this?
This seems HIGHLY inappropriate.
Ford was elected to a Federal office.

And your previous threads have amply demonstrated that you have a dislike for Ford

 

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