Why Pay `Em To Stay Home? It's The Law

WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA FOR balancing the budget: pay $150 million a day for 800,000 federal employees not to work. After the government shut down on Nov. 14, both Congress and the Clintonites assured these nonessential workers, 40% of the nose count, they wouldn't miss a paycheck--even though it might be late. So why not just keep them on the job?

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