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Confederate Holiday?

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Democratic Sen. Robert Ford has proposed a bill that would force county and municipal governments to follow the schedule of holidays used by the state, which gives workers 12 paid days off, including May 10 to honor Confederate war dead. Mississippi and Alabama also recognize Confederate Memorial Day. His bill won intial approval from a Senate subcommittee Tuesday. What are your thoughts on all of this?

Link to story: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=6798407

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This doesn't really seem to be as much about a Confederate holiday as it is making county/city governments be on the same page with state government when it comes to paid holidays. What's the purpose behind doing so is what I want to know.

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Good Lord.

Is it any wonder this state is so *&@(# backwards.

For all the good that Charleston offers the state, we could sure do without their Senators Glenn McConnell and Robert Ford.

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The only way I could put up with that bill would be if it included a clause to move the confederate flag from the State House grounds to the State Museum.

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Don't most cities and county have the same holidays as state workers? I thought most already celebrated CMD.

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Sentator Ford appears to be out of touch with reality, though it's interesting that a black senator proposed this bill.

I'm all in favor of recognizing the history that took place in South Carolina, but not in the form of a paid holiday. Confederate Memorial Day is already a holiday even though its not a day off. If his mission is truly to get people to learn about what happened, taking kids out of school won't fix anything. This won will hopefully fall through.

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After reading the article, there seems to be no rationale whatsoever given as to why cities and counties should adopt the state calendar. It looks like this is actually something that will cost money, not save money. Why the hell would they want to do that in this economy when states already have to get money from the feds just to supplement their budgets?

The Judiciary Committee said the county would spend $156,900 to add each holiday to its calendar. Much smaller Laurens County would spend $37,080.

Ford dismissed the costs.

"The good outweighs any kind of rationale you can come up with," he said before the subcommittee sent the bill forward to the full Senate Judiciary Committee for debate, which won't happen until at least next week.

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