Working hard or hardly working?

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    Like most Americans, members of the House are expected to report promptly — no excuses — when summoned by their bosses for the start of another workweek. One difference: For lawmakers, starting time doesn’t come until about 6:30 Tuesday evening.

    After taking control of the House in 2006 — and again when President Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 — Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) boasted that lawmakers would work four or five days a week to bring change to America.

    But midway through Obama’s first year in office, Hoyer’s House has settled into a more leisurely routine. Members usually arrive for the first vote of the week as the sun sets on Tuesdays, and they’re usually headed back home before it goes down again on Thursdays.

    Since the House returned for its fall session on Sept. 8, it has stuck around to vote on a Friday just once: to approve a 5.8 percent increase in Congress’s own budget.

    A Democratic leadership aide vehemently defended the schedule, saying members shouldn’t be kept in Washington for four or five days when work can be completed in fewer.

    And with health care reform, climate change legislation and a slew of appropriations bills lined up in the Senate, House Democrats know that a longer workweek in their chamber might do little more than add to the backlog.






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    A Democratic leadership aide vehemently defended the schedule, saying members shouldn’t be kept in Washington for four or five days when work can be completed in fewer"

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    Try this with YOUR employer and SEE how long you'll last, eh?

    How arrogant can these idiots be?
     
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    In a way, I sorta wish they didn't "work" at all. That way they couldn't spend more money or create more useless laws.
     
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    Agreed. If they are made to WORK, and EARN their pay from the TAXPAYERS?

    *I SAY* we DEMAND that they Rescind many LAWS, and work to DOWNSIZE the behemouth that they have created...

    DEMAND that they CUT Government spending.

    In this current climate? The only thing GROWING is *GOVERNMENT* and their power over US, and our Liberty...
     
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    Maybe we should lay about half of them off so the other half would be there to work "full-time".
     
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    Then fire the other half and start over.
     
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    or we can bring in some Illegal politicians....they will do the Governing the American ones wont do....
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Why stop with Congress? Lay off half of all government employees...we'd still be overstaffed.
     
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    thats true on the management part.......
     

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