Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Time to get to work!

Yes, Republican House, there is new management, and you're going to have to start showing up to work again.

Apparently Rep. Jack Kingston from Georgia is used to working only a few days a week. He thinks that Representative is the sort of sweet job you get where you don't actually have to do anything but cash your check. Too bad the rubber-stamp congress is (hopefully) coming to an end. The new House Majority leader, Steny Hoyer, is going to force some work ethic on these guys:

"I have bad news for you," Hoyer told reporters. "Those trips you had planned in January, forget 'em. We will be working almost every day in January, starting with the 4th."

"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that's what this says."

You know, it's really sad when it's a headline that "house to work 5 days a week." Man, not that I like Democrats, but this was a needed change. Yeah, the House this year? Couldn't even pass the basic thing that it does: spending bills to pay for... you know... government. They spent less time at work than 1948's "Do Nothing Congress."

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