By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — I absolutely love baseball, and there’s nothing more I’d rather be doing today than sitting at home with my son watching our Pittsburgh Pirates kick off the new season by taking on the Chicago Cubs.
But the White House got it right this past weekend when it essentially denied a petition designating Major League Baseball’s Opening Day as a national holiday.
If it had been approved, where would it end? I enjoy a day off of work as much as the next person, but if we have too many holidays, taxpayers will just continue to get less and less services for their money.
Here are five other “national holidays” that likely wouldn’t make it past the Obama administration:
1. Truth Day
National Day of Truth
Would it be too much to ask to have one day where politicians are obligated to tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Yeah, I know, wishful thinking.
2. April 20
This hazy day in April is considered by many as the universal holiday to celebrate and smoke marijuana. But despite a rise in Doritos and Taco Bell sales, law enforcement agencies in 48 of the states could have less officers on the streets to write revenue-generating citations.
3. Opening day of gun deer hunting season
Imagine all the money that would be added to state coffers if more and more sportsmen were able to purchase and use their expensive hunting licenses. But surely all those people carrying guns at the same time wouldn’t sit too well with the commander in chief’s inner circle.
4. The day before April Fools
There are few things as exhilarating as executing a well-planned prank on April Fools. But I often find I don’t have enough time to give my practical jokes enough oomph. With all those added hours, maybe we can pull even with the government, which seems to put one over on us every day.
5. Obamacare Day
Now Americans can take advantage of Obama’s promise that, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” For one day only, citizens can use their old insurance without any increased prices or penalties.
Can you think of any more?
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