Congress: Same hours, half the work

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    Congress: Same hours, half the work - CNN.com

    I am so glad the Republicans took back the House....
     
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    I would prefer the Congress to meet far less often. They work much too hard.
     
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    Well, if they are not going to work, why the hell are we paying them?

     
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    I would suggest paying them on a per diem basis, like in many state legislatures. 40 days per year should be enough to do their work in Washington, DC. Let them engage in a productive profession and ensure their own upkeep for the rest of the year.
     
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    We are currently paying them to keep Obama in check.
     
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    Me too. Less is definitely more in this case. The less they do, the better off our country is. We don't need any more ridiculous 'Steroids in Baseball', 'Banning Light Bulbs', and 'NDAA/Patriot Act' disgraces. I've said for many years that our Congress should meet less often. A 'Do-Nothing Congress' is exactly what we need at this point. When they're away, we know they're not destroying the country.
     
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    So, we are paying them to NOT do what we voted them in to do? I thought we were broke?
     
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    They need time off to raise more cash for their re-election campaigns and to make public appearances in their districts bragging about how much pork they brought home.

    So let's give them a break, huh? :badgrin:

    Show up at their public appearances and ask them uncomfortable questions.
     
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    I haven't done a real study on this but I'm pretty sure that the harder Congress works (i.e. the more days it meets) the more broke the US gets.
     
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    EXCELLENT. Now if we could manage to cut their hours in half, maybe we could get them to produce only a quarter as much "work."
     

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