Walsh on a holiday mission

Walsh on a holiday mission

Posted by Kerry Lester on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 17:41

Don't call Joe Walsh the Grinch.

The 8th District Congressman wishes to be able to be able to express his holiday wishes this season.

Walsh, along with Arkansas Democratic Rep. Mike Ross are circulating a letter asking that the policy preventing lawmakers from using holiday greetings in official correspondence be revised.

The two claim that the policy "prevents Members of Congress from addressing their constituents in the manner in which they feel is best and is just one more way political correctness is slowly dismantling the meaning of the Christmas and Hanukkah season."

It continues, "we are not celebrating winter this December. We are celebrating significant moments in two religions that have fundamentally shaped our nation -- and as Members of Congress who represent thousands of constituents celebrating these holidays, we ask you to reconsider these outdated and restrictive rules."

The policy dates back to 1974.

NBC5 also notes that last month Walsh introduced a "Save Christmas Act" with the hopes of blocking a proposed 15-cent tax on the sale of Christmas trees in order to fund a board urging families to buy real trees.

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